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Mostly Ghostly - the 20 Greatest Haunted House Movies

Chris K. Wilson "Chris Kent"
 
The Haunting [VHS]
The Haunting [VHS]
"Not only the greatest haunted house film ever made, but one of the finest horror films of all time. Terrifying tale of group of experts who spend the night in ghostly mansion, with deadly results."
The Changeling
The Changeling
"George C. Scott is nothing short of brilliant as widowed man who finds his new home haunted by ghost of murdered child. Eerie atmosphere and unforgettable seance."
The Innocents [VHS]
The Innocents [VHS]
"What is left to the imagination is always more terrifying than what a director can put on the screen. This film is a spine-tingling example of that axiom. Deborah Kerr, as usual, is terrific."
The Others (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
The Others (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
"Recent entry into the genre has Nicole Kidman and children trying to fend off ghosts in an old dark mansion. Memorable twist ending and superb atmosphere in this old-fashioned shocker."
Woman in Black
Woman in Black
"Terrifying made-for-TV ghost story is almost too intense for the medium."
The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Hell House
"Entertaining variation on "The Haunting," has group of experts out to crack the mystery behind the "Mt. Everest of haunted houses.""
The Uninvited [VHS]
The Uninvited [VHS]
"Old-fashioned tale has Ray Milland moving into coastal haunted house, attempting to solve mystery behind ghostly apparitions."
Poltergeist
Poltergeist
"The haunted house genre meets the suburbs in producer Steven Spielberg's memorable entry. Well directed (Tobe Hooper) and acted (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson), with frightening special effects."
The Ghost Breakers
The Ghost Breakers
"Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard visit haunted mansion in Cuba, leading to not only comedic, but terrifying results. Surprisingly creepy romp has been spoofed many times, but never surpassed."
Rose Red
Rose Red
"Stephen King-penned television mini-series, owing a nod to Shirley Jackson, has group of psychics visiting historic haunted house in the heart of Seattle, of all places. Great sets and dialogue."
The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House
"An early addition to the haunted house genre, starring Boris Karloff and directed by James ("Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein") Whale. Somewhat dated, but always interesting."
The Amityville Horror (Widescreen/Full Screen)
The Amityville Horror (Widescreen/Full Screen)
"Silly and unbelievable (supposedly based on true story), but eyes staring through window will give you the creeps. Great musical score by Lalo Schifrin has been ripped off many times."
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
"More haunted tower than haunted house, never-the-less an exciting and enjoyable tribute to the genre."
The Shining
The Shining
"Not Stanley Kubrick's best, nor Jack Nicholson's for that matter, but had to include a haunted Colorado hotel in this list somewhere. Bathroom ghost is truly creepy."
House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill
"William Castle always enjoyed a few jump/shock scenes in his films, and this flick certainly has plenty of those. Vincent Price seems to be having a good time, as will the viewer."
Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
"Director Tim Burton turns the genre inside out with this wacky and extremely creative comedy/horror film. Fine performances and set decoration."
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [VHS]
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [VHS]
"Scared me as a kid, makes me smile as an adult. Don Knotts is small town reporter who spends the night in local haunted house. Love the organ with blood-covered keys."
13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts
"House is haunted by 13 ghosts with varying degrees of spookability. Another William Castle flick, has everything and the kitchen sink too."
Hold That Ghost [VHS]
Hold That Ghost [VHS]
"Abbott and Costello's entry into the genre, not as good as "Ghost Breakers," but still a great ride. Floating candle sequence is a classic."
The Fall of the House of Usher (Midnite Movies)
The Fall of the House of Usher (Midnite Movies)
"One of the finest Vincent Price/Roger Corman teamings, and also the first of the Edgar Allan Poe-based films. Not a literal ghost story, but the House of Usher is indeed haunted. Great atmosphere."