It’s Halloween weekend and we’re in the mood for some scares! And what better way to give yourself a fright than watching a horror movie?
Well we’re tying in our love for real estate with our love of Halloween in this Top 7 list. We cover the best haunted house horror movies and where the house stands today.
We start off with a class among classics. The haunted hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s essential The Shining. The Timberline Lodge, where the film was shot, is located in Oregon.
The cabin that becomes a hangout for ancient demons in Sam Raimi’s scarefest, The Evil Dead. The cabin was located in Morristown, Tennessee but has since burned down.
The mansion that gets a good haunting in The Others, starring Nicole Kidman. For you literature nerds out there, this film was inspired partly by the Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw. It’s located in Cantabaria, Spain.
The house where Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist. It still stands in Simi Valley, California.
Time for a more lighthearted affair. The house used in Tim Burton’s wacky and freaky Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. Hopefully you didn’t read that aloud. This one is located in East Corinthe, Vermont.
The Bates Motel in Hitchcock’s immortal Psycho. Okay, this motel was actually constructed by in a Universal studio for the film. However, the set still stands on the Universal lot.
Here’s a Canadian entry in the list. Dream House is a new movie starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts. It was filmed in Oakville in scenic Gairloch Gardens!