The 10 Scariest Haunted House Movies Ever Made
Is there anything scarier than investing in your dream home, moving in, getting comfortable and then realizing it’s haunted? No, there isn’t, actually. Here are our top ten scariest haunted house movies.
10. The Others
Nicole Kidman holed up in a giant house on the island of Jersey, with her two creepy children and some very suspect groundskeepers doesn’t sound like the scariest thing in the world, but this slow-building, brooding, haunted mansion nightmare has one of the greatest twists in the history of horror. Spoiler alert: Nicole and the kids are the ghosts!
Based on the Stephen King short story, this 2007 fright-fest saw John Cusack as Mike Enslin, who voluntarily decides to stay in a haunted room at the Dolphin Hotel (which is clearly, actually, the Roosevelt Hotel—45 E. 45th Street), despite warnings from hotel manager, Samuel L. Jackson. The room consequently tortures Enslin with the radio alarm clock from hell, major temperature drops, stuck door knobs and—this would suck—his very own doppelganger. That’s what happens when you don’t listen to Samuel L. Jackson…