Best House Movies

  • Insidious

    Insidious (PG-13, 2011)

    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Angus Sampson
    Saw franchise veterans James Wan and Leigh Whannell team with Paranormal Activity writer/director Or... read moreen Peli to give the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      moviesbewithyou2: Elise Reiner: It's not the house that is haunted. It's your son.

      A few years ago everyone was making a huge deal about how sca
      Reviewed 7 days days ago
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      fb1550303502: . The story centers on a family with 2 children who have just moved into a nice house. Mysteriously one of their sons slips into a mysterious coma and once this happens all hell b
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • shawn1428
      shawn1428: **CONTAINS SPOILERS** I loved how the movie started, Rose Byrne, her husband and kids move into a house, her son Dalton goes into a "coma" but he is actually a gifted child passed on from his father
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • The Haunting in Connecticut

    The Haunting in Connecticut (PG-13, 2009)

    Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Kyle Gallner, Elias Koteas, Amanda Crew
    Inspired by the frightening true-life tale of a family that moved into a converted funeral home and ... read moresubsequently fell under supernatural attack, director Peter Cornwell's The Haunting in Connecticut follows the quest of a desperate mother to free her family from the grip of an evil beyond human comprehension. Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter Campbell (Martin Donovan) have just moved to Connecticut with their young son, Matt, when the young boy experiences a series of disturbing events that lead him to believe a malevolent force is attempting to take control of his family. Back when the home was still a funeral parlor, the original owner's clairvoyant assistant, Jonah, served as a gateway for restless spirits seeking to cross over into the physical realm. When Jonah returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent family, Sara enlists the aid of enigmatic priest Popescu (Elias Koteas) in driving the evil out before it consumes her son's body and soul. At first it appears that Popescu has been successful in driving the spirits away, but then the terror becomes more intense than ever before. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Alien

    Alien (R, 1979)

    Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton
    "In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nig... read morehtmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas's (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
  • The Haunting

    The Haunting (G, 1963)

    Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Lois Maxwell
    One of the most highly regarded haunted house films ever produced, Robert Wise's The Haunting (based... read more on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House) weaves the dark tale of a questionably sane young woman and a sinister house which holds a terrifying past. Invited to join anthropologist Dr. Markway (Richard Johnson), ESP expert Theodora (Claire Bloom), and probable heir to the estate Luke Sanderson (Russ Tamblyn) in order to dispel the near mythical tales that surround the house, unstable Eleanor Vance (Julie Harris) agrees to spend a few nights in the house following the death of her mother. As they slowly begin to discover, the horrific and seemingly unbelievable tales may hold more truth than the skeptical guests might have previously expected. With a seemingly unstoppable supernatural force lurking in every shadow, the probability of anyone escaping the evil clutch of the cursed mansion seems increasingly remote. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      karsh2: . A scientist carries out research into a haunted house with some carefully selected guests. It still has the ability to scare with the pounding nois
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      fb710455200: One hell of a haunted house film. Could be the best. It ranks up there anyway.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1267076633: adaptation of the novel by Shirley Jackson, this film is best viewed alone (or with a date) in the house at night with no interruptions. Truly terrifying!
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

    El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (R, 2007)

    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera
    Laura purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long aban... read moredoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son's imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.
      MANUGINO: . Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb1009757820: Everything I want in a haunted house movie. When I saw it in the theater, I liked it very much, but I was put off by the sadness of
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb667249896: . With her family in tow (husband Carlos and adopted son Simón), she is set to transform the old house into a home fir children with disabilities.
      However, the secrets of the past start to interfer
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity (R, 2009)

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer
    A haunted house makes no secret of the fact it's not pleased with its new tenants in this independen... read moret tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a twentysomething couple who've just moved into a new home in San Diego, CA. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that malevolent spirits have been following her since childhood, though Micah is not so easily convinced. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost may have followed them to the new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple he can't help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up a battery of video cameras so that if a spirit manifests itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. Once the surveillance cameras are in place, Katie and Micah bring in a Ouija board in an effort to talk to the spirits, a move that deeply offends the ghosts. Paranormal Activity was the first feature film from writer and director Oren Peli. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb758870229: .
      And there was no special effects or locations jt was just their house specially their room which made me feel uneasy everytime!
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      shawn1428: .

      PLOT: Basically a couple set up a camera in their house because they think it's possessed or haunted by some entity, Katie has a back history of seein
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
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      fb1173750422: r decades, but presented as actual events occurring to a young couple who've moved into their first house.

      It's effectively creepy, if mildly predictable. Doors slam, strange noises abound, and lig
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist (PG, 1982)

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins
    With Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hopper, Steven Spielberg had his first great success as a produce... read morer. Released around the same time as Spielberg's E.T., the film presents the dark side of Spielberg's California suburban track homes. The film centers on the Freeling family, a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. The father, Steve (Craig T. Nelson), has fallen asleep in front of the television, and the dog saunters around the house revealing the other family members -- Steve's wife Diane (JoBeth Williams), sixteen-year-old daughter Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old son Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke). Soon strange things begin to happen around the house; the pet canary dies, mysterious storms occur, and Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set, where a strange shaft of green light hits her and causes the room to shake ("They're he-e-ere!"). As curious events continue, Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television, where she begins to talk to "the TV people." Soon Carol Ann is sucked into a closet, disappearing from this reality plane. Unable to find his daughter, Steve consults Dr. Lesh (Beatrice Straight), a para-psychologist from a nearby college. Lesh finds that paranormal phenomena is so strong in the Freelong household she is unable to deal with it and sends for clairvoyant and professional exorcist Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) to examine the house in hopes of finding Carol Ann. Tangina makes a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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      M9z8759483: A horrifying masterpiece by tobe hooper despite its PG rating it's very eerie and creepy haunted house flick even though this film has had an urban legend which I will talk about in a little bit th
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000716838411: . The film revolves around a normal family whose house is built on a Native American burial ground and the spirits are all pissed. The haunting begin
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb512631295: ttle girl back, then it just gets silly, Really, who the hell would ever let your kids back in that house, no matter in the room where all the trouble started, what was Spielberg thinking when he wrot
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Others

    The Others (PG-13, 2001)

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes
    On the secluded Isle of Jersey in the final days of World War II, a young woman waits in vain for he... read morer beloved husband to return from the front. Grace has been raising her two young children alone in her beautiful, cavernous Victorian mansion, the one place she believes them to be safe. But they are not safe. Not anymore. When a new trio of servants arrives to replace the crew that inexplicably disappeared, startling events begin to unfold. Grace's daughter reveals she has been communicating with unexplained apparitions that come and go in every room of the house. At first, Grace refuses to believe in her children's scary sightings, but soon, she too begins to sense that intruders are at large. Who are these numinous trespassers? And what do they want from Grace's family? In order to discover the truth, Grace must abandon all of her fears and beliefs and enter the otherworldly heart of the supernatural.
  • Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (R, 2011)

    Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson, Alan Dale
    While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Goth... read moreic mansion's period interiors, Alex's young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally's investigation are the voices-rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there's just one problem: no one believes her. -- (C) Miramax
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      slamdunkshohoku: . Guy knock down the wall and find the entrance in the house. Bailee explore the basement secretly and unscrew the bolt that shut the pit. The monsters are
      Reviewed 55 days days ago
    • YosemiteSamFan
      YosemiteSamFan: . The remake's large gothic house was overdressed and overstyled. One of the biggest changes from the orignial was that the fami
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • LittleMissBloodAndGuts
      LittleMissBloodAndGuts: , Garry McDonald, Alan Dale, Julia Blake (2010)
      TAGS: mystery, haunted house, demons
      RATING (2010 version): 5 PINTS OF BLOOD
      RATING (1973 version): 8 PINTS O
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black (PG-13, 2012)

    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Shaun Dooley, David Burke
    A young lawyer (Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a sc... read moreorner woman is terrorizing the locals. -- (C) CBS Films
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      fb100001077309075: . Well acted though and good when he is in the house (without the fucking jump scares)
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb667531919: I'll never understand why people gravitate toward the haunted house. Ultimately there wasn't enough background given on the focus of the movie which made it weak
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb100002202488220: . The only thing scary about the film is the sudden noses that pop up while in the creepy house, other than that it's a typical horror film. One thing I really liked was the cinematography,
      Reviewed 15 months days ago