5 Of The Most Scary Horror & Haunted Houses In Films

Halloween is nearly upon us once again, and that’s why we’re looking at haunted houses in films to get into the spirit of the holiday!

Closely related to our top 10 haunted properties and places in the UK, we ask you what do you rate as the scariest haunted house in film? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments below!

The Overlook Hotel
The Shining

 The Overlook Hotel - The Shining
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The Shining is a classic of the cinematic world, a true halloween film. Featuring of course, the Overlook Hotel.

This terrifying hotel advertises every winter for a caretaker while it’s snowed in. You’d have to be a bit mental your self to take this job on!

The foundations were built upon a Native American burial ground. Not a great start already.

You will also have to contend with the famous twins patrolling the halls of the hotel, a decayed walking corpse, some sort of pig man, a ghost bartender and a HUGE maze with a frozen Jack Nicholson.

How much would you have to be paid by the Overlook Hotel to take on all of these ‘minor’ inconveniences.

The New Home
Paranormal Activity

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Paranormal Activity was released in 2007, an independent feature with a tiny $15,000 budget, but it didn’t stop them creating a great atmospheric horror house.

The mysterious supernatural forces stalk Katie and Micah (the main stars of the film), making their life hell. The events make the couple set up security cameras around the property.

They soon find out what is causing all the noise as they watch doors slam, footsteps pound the wooden flooring, furniture being moved and thrown.

Even the bedroom isn’t safe!

The Maitland-Deetz Residence
Beetlejuice

The Maitland-Deetz Residence - Beetlejuice
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Another spooky property, another film masterpiece. Bettlejuice is highly regarded as one of the best films of all time and that is highly due to the aesthetics of the environment.

This eerie Victorian home sits a top of an isolated hill in Connecticut. Haunted by the previous owners, who were conveniently killed in a freak accident. The residence has many unique touches, which strangely was added by the new owners.

In the loft you will find something that not every home has – a door to the afterlife! Here is where Beetlejuice resides living inside a miniature model set of the nearby town… Creepy!

The Saeki Family Home
Ju-On: The Grudge

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The Saeki family home is showcased in the film Ju-On: The Grudge.

This is not because of it’s stunning decor or great architecture, it’s because this dingy residence is home to a pale faced boy, his feline friend and terrifying mother.

They lurk in the homes shadows, loft and wardrobes. They do not want to share their home and will kill anyone trespassing. Anyone foolish enough to enter are never seen or heard from again.

The Freeling Family Home
Poltergeist

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Located in suburban California and host to the Freeling family. This property features in one of the most iconic supernatural films ever made – Poltergeist.

Remember the television set? Well we certainly do, as the supernatural speak through the white noise of the TV. The property also tries to suck family members into the closet!

In the end… SPOILER ALERT… the family even abandon the property in fear of their lives!

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