Haunted House, as the name suggests, looks pretty much like a normal house unless the shit gets real and hits the fan. Why do we find such movies terrifying? I guess because of walls, closed spaces, furniture, crockeries and creepy, seldom invisible creatures which can crawl up those walls and lift and fling the otherwise heavy furniture with inexplicable ease. And then we witness some paranoid humans and overly curious kids who either can’t stand the sight of weird things happening around them or can’t stop themselves from getting into trouble. And don’t forget the camera. The CCTV captures everything for the greater good, for detailed reviewing later on, by some ghost specialists. Or worse, the cops, who arrive at the end to clean up the mess.
Such houses also do have overburdened basements or attics with all the Victorian era stuff placed in there and the characters (generally servants or security fellas) deduce some whacky logic, thus concluding that such things date back to the previous owner. Like there was a massacre or a macabre situation that happened in there a few decades ago. Or that there was a former cemetery on which the house has been built. Or a kid or an adult was tortured in there for years and the person is still jobless enough to stay back and haunt all the other new visitors. To sum it up, as creepy, or eerily illogical as they may seem, haunted houses do have very limited yet effective options for scaring the viewers and the people staying in them. And we’ve been loving such movies from the beginning of time.
Here’s a list of top scary haunted house movies ever which made our blood run cold and gave us a heart in the mouth situation, at the least. And P.S., I’ve tried to cover all such creepy movies, parts of which happen inside a shady room or a house to start with. You can watch some of these best haunted house movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
16. The Orphanage (2007)
The story of a woman named Laura, who was adopted and grew up in an orphanage, brings her husband and child to the very orphanage years later. Unbeknownst to the events that took place in her absence in the orphanage, she plans on renovating and reopening it again, this time, for disabled children. Her son Simon befriends an imaginary kid named Tomas and things take a U-turn when Laura realizes all the children who lived in the orphanage were poisoned by one Ms. Benigna. The movie doesn’t end very amicably, with Laura and Simon becoming the victims of the now haunted orphanage. With a fair share of scares, ‘The Orphanage’ could suit your taste if you’re into horror movies based on haunted houses and secret rooms.
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