In some movies, the house is evil. In others, it’s an evil spirit. Either way, it never goes well for the people involved.
- Sinister – Number five on my all time horror list, this little known and underrated horror film is only one of three that kept me from sleeping after I watched it. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime writer who moves his family into a house where a family was murdered. He stumbles across a serial killer who is more evil spirit than killer. Worth a viewing if you are in the mood for some scary atmospheric horror.
- The Amityville Horror- James Brolin and Margot Kidder play a married couple who buy a house with a haunted past. It’s based on true events (just in case you’ve been living under a rock since the 1970’s) I watches this when I was seven, and it scared me for years. FYI – the remake of this film with Ryan Reynolds is also worth seeing. It’s a solid remake.
- The Evil Dead – Sam Raimi directs Bruce Campbell in this 1981 classic. Five friends go to a cabin and unknowingly releases demons into their midst.
- Blair Witch Project – Hate on found footage films all you want, but this one scares me to no end. I sleep with the lights on after I watch it. Ever. Single. Year.
- The Conjuring – Can’t go wrong with this haunted house movie. It pairs well with The Amityville Horror (trust me, I just watched them both back to back).
- Insidious – Yes, I love the movies that Blum House churns out. The Insidious movies included. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne try to hold their family together as their lives become haunted by evil spirits. Chapter 3 of this series is my personal favorite as it departs from the original family and follows Lin Shaye’s character into a new haunted family life.