Recommend a good haunted house flick

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  1. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
  2. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Another vote for The Orphanage (2007)
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  3. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC
    Clive Barker’s Book of Blood

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  4. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    Was it shot on the Honeymooners set?
  5. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

    Kind of a spoiler putting it here but Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak features a haunted house.
  6. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    The Old Dark House (1930s)

    The Haunting (1963 orig.)
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  7. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    The Changeling (1980)
    Burnt Offerings (1976)
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  8. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    Often cited as the best ever.
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  9. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Nobody cited Salem's Lot? That's the stuff of nightmares, even for 1979. Practically an R-rated film today, but safe for TV broadcast 40 years ago.

    That one and William Castle's original 196013 Ghosts would be my choices, hands-down.
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  10. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC
    The Changeling & Burnt Offerings - two of my all-time favorites. Have never seen Beetlejuice.
  11. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    Admittedly, they do make a handsome couple.
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  12. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    It is great but the Old Dark House w/ Karloff & Raymond Massey is the perfect movie , no ghosts per se but weirdness all over the screen...not to be missed
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  13. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
    Munster, Go Home!
    The Haunted Mansion
  14. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    "House On Haunted Hill" has the most classic shock scene ever on film in the fifties.
    I saw it at 9 years years old in 1959, and it scared the crap out of me. It still does....
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    me too! never missed it when it was on TV when I was a youngster!
    I LOVE THIS there a great BD edition anywhere
  16. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here!

    Hockley, TX
    Burnt Offerings was going to be my recommendation too, that movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid!
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  17. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Anthony James is such a creepy presence!
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  18. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

  19. Antmanbee

    Antmanbee Mental Toss Flycoon

    Leicester, UK
    Jack Clayton's The Innocents
    Robert Wise's The Haunting
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  20. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    The Devil's Backbone has a whole lot of haunting going on.
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  21. xdawg

    xdawg Skating away...........

    Roswell, GA, USA
    "Ghost Story" (1981)
    "13 Ghosts" (1960 & 2001) - both versions if you want to get crazy
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  22. viper66

    viper66 Forum Resident

    new jersey
    Legend of hell house, And Burnt offerings are both good haunted house movies.
  23. drmark7

    drmark7 Forum Resident

    THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN. The greatest haunted house comedy. SURELY it inspired SCOOBY DOO! Take note that soon after MR. CHICKEN, Don Knotts was appearing in Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including his appearance in "The New Scooby Doo Movies!!!" If they ever attempt to remake this with *ANYONE* but Jon Cryer in the Don Knotts role, someone should burn down the studio!
  24. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    The Old Dark House (1932) with Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton. A great old film!

    It was remade by William Castle in 1963, starring Robert Morley and Tom Poston, which I have never seen, but is reportedly not very good.
  25. Antmanbee

    Antmanbee Mental Toss Flycoon

    Leicester, UK
    That remake is a really lame comedy. Best moment is Joyce Grenfell murdered with knitting needles through her neck, and the look of surprise on her face.
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