Top 5 Haunted House Horror Movies





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The Haunting In Connecticut 2 is the must-see horror released this Halloween season and tells the true story of the Wyrick family who moved house when Heidi was 8, activating a disturbing family burden. Upon moving into their new home, both mother and daughter begin experiencing terrifying visions of previous residents and the horrors that occurred at the house years before. Do the visions hint at the onset of a shared family madness, or are they clues to a real-life nightmare that once took place on the property?

To celebrate the release of The Haunting In Connecticut 2, in cinemas 31st October, we’ve put together a list of the greatest and most gruesome haunted houses unleashed on film.

The Shining (1980)
Stephen King’s unsettling novel was brought to screen in this classic horror movie about a family who spend the winter in an isolated hotel. The hotel hides a dark secret which unleashes itself on the family, affecting each member in different and more disturbing ways. Memories of a grisly murder begin to affect the father (Jack Nicholson) and eventually drive him insane and as the horrors of the past start to echo the present, frights lurk down every carpeted hallway.

The Amityville Horror (1979)
Perhaps the most well-known haunted house movie, due to the fact that it is a true, and well documented story, The Amityville Horror sees the Lutz family move into a beautiful house unaware of the horror that lay beyond the front door. The house was victim to a horrific mass-murder just months before, which left behind demonic forces determined to terrorize the house’s new owners. The unsuspecting family experienced a host of terrifying ordeals such as being levitated into the air, slime oozing from the walls and unexplainable marks on their bodies; a house scary enough to send tough-guy James Brolin and his movie family running to the nearest estate agent.

The Haunting (1963)
The Haunting was once cited as the scariest horror film ever made back in 1963. Revolving around Hill House, a family home with a tragic past, Dr. Markway (Richard Johnson) seizes the opportunity to use the deserted mansion to investigate paranormal activity. Discovering that a dark force is present and seems hell-bent on causing fatal accidents and disappearances, Dr Markway realises that he must get his group out of Hill House before it claims another victim.

The Others (2001)
The Others suggests that the Stewart family are not alone in their remote country home. Mother Grace (Nicole Kidman) lives in near-darkness to protect her two photosensitive children but lurking in the shadows are spirits determined to claim the house back. With suspicious servants and the unexpected return of her husband from the war, Grace only gets more apprehensive and begins to believe the Nanny’s suggestion that “Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead.”

Haunting in Connecticut 2 (2013)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2 is based on the fascinating true story of the Wyricks. When the family moved into a historic rural home, their young daughter Heidi began experiencing the paranormal. Sceptical at first, they soon learned that Heidi could see previous residents of the house, some of which want to harm her because of terrible past events they experienced in history. Heidi’s ability brings old family issues to the surface but the Wyricks remain determined to keep Heidi safe and live in their dream home peacefully.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2 is in cinemas 31st October

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I love practical effects, stop-motion animation and gore, but most of all I love a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. Currently playing: Tembo: The Badass Elephant, Yakuza Zero and Payday 2.

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