8 Bone Chilling Haunted House Movies You Need to Watch This Hallows’ Eve
October 1, 2018 By Rob Mauro
Haunted houses add to the thrill of horror movies!
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Halloween is just around the corner. It’s not just a time when children get to dress up in their favorite costumes and go trick or treating, but also a great opportunity for the adults to snuggle up and watch a hair-raising movie full of suspense.
While there are some great horror movies you could watch, not all of them feature haunted houses that you can actually get frightened of. Fortunately, we have rounded up a list of 10 all-time favorite movies that showed houses that were really eerie and spooky.
So, without further delay, get your popcorn and soda, pick one or more of these chilling horror flicks and make the most of Halloween this season!
- The Amityville Horror
If you’re a horror movie fan, there’s a slim chance that you haven’t watched at least one version of this particular movie. The storyline, which was essentially a haunted house story, has been remade multiple times in the last four decades. A family moves into a house that was previously occupied by a family who dies in mysterious mass murder, and it’s not long before the new entrants start to feel changes in their psychological state. With creepy basements and unnerving hidden rooms, this haunted house could turn into your worst nightmare.
- The Conjuring
Set in 1970 and released in June of 2013, the conjuring follows the life of Ed and Lorraine Warren played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively. The first installment of the sequel follows the married couple as they are called in by a family who moves into an old farmhouse only to discover that it is haunted. The movie, which was rated as one of the most bone-chilling of its time features great effects and a haunted house that will make even the bravest get to the edge of their seat.
- The Shining
Known as one of the most horrific movies of all times, The Shining was an adaptation of Stephen King’s psychological horror book. The storyline, which features a haunted hotel instead of a house has material and graphics that would make anyone grab for something they can cover their eyes with. The movie, which follows a writer who moves into the Overlook Hotel but is soon troubled psychologically because of guests is something you’ll find greatly unsettling.
- The Others
Nicole Kidman seldom disappoints her audience with her acting skills, and The Others is no exception. Apart from the brilliant writing and direction of Alejandro Amenabar, the gothic horror film is going to keep you at the edge until the final credits of the movie. Nicole Kidman, who plays the mother of two sickly children who cannot tolerate the sunlight begins to slowly lose her mind as supernatural activities begin to happen after the arrival of three new servants. If you love haunted houses, this movie is one which you shouldn’t miss!
- Crimson Peak
With actors such as Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska in leading roles, the Crimson Peak has everything you’re looking for. Not only is the house haunted and looks old with actual gaping holes in the roof, but it has a storyline and ending that you’d be really surprised about. The wonderful thing about this particular movie is that the haunted house that is featured is elaborately designed with weeping walls and worn-out foundations. The house is full of darkened rooms and corners that you’d want to hide from as soon as the camera starts to focus on the door.
- The Haunting
Released back in 1963, the paranormal investigators in this movie don’t have the fancy electromagnetic machinery to detect ghostly activities around the house. Instead, they rely on their sharp senses and truth be told, that’s all that’s needed. The movie, which was based on Shirley Jackson creepy novel, has a haunted house that does justice to the genre and will have you shifting in your seat after every minute. If you like watching black and white flicks and don’t appreciate all the high tech that’s shown in today’s movies, this one is for you.
Produced by Steven Spielberg, the Poltergeist is a horror movie that will scare the pants off you. Craig T. Nelson plays the lead role, and the special spectral effects are such that you will feel like you’re actually part of the family that’s moved into this haunted house. The family of five look like they are actually related by blood and the reason for this is because you can feel the heartfelt emotion and electricity between the actors. The house’s particular position between this world and the next makes up the central scare, and even though it’s almost 35 years old, it still holds up because of its stellar special effects.
- The Woman in Black
There are two versions of The Woman in Black. If you would like to see Daniel Radcliff play one of the most intense roles, you should watch the newer version, which was released in 2012. However, if you would rather appreciate a classic, the 1989 version of the movie isn’t half as bad. With a house set in the most remote areas, creaking floorboards, and worn out curtains, this is just the haunted house movie you’ll want to watch this season!
Though there’s a long list of other movies that are just as scary as the ones we’ve talked about, these are the ones with haunted houses that really look like they’re haunted. So, get ready to send the kids out for trick or treating while you prepare to have your blood curdled!
Let’s us know in the comments below which is your favorite horror flick during the Haunt Season!