For my money, ghost/haunted house movies are by far the creepiest. Luckily for us, there have been a ton of spine tingling ghost flicks over the years. This Horrortober, if you’re looking to scare yourself before heading off to bed, why not give one (or all ten) of these movies a try?
Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. You’ll also find him every week on the Final Guys podcast, available everywhere. He’s a bestselling author of over 30 books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.
Great list! I like seeing Lady in White on here. I loved that movie as a kid and accidentally stumbled across it a couple years ago again. There are a couple I haven’t seen, but the rest are highly entertaining. Have to search Netflix!
Thank you. The Lady in White doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Little Lucas in that coat room in school was one of the most terrifying scenes ever.
Great list. I’d have to have “The Other” from 1972 on mine and “The Woman In White” (1948) based on the Wilkie Collins novel of the same name. I’ve not seen the 1997 remake. I should probably fix that.
The Other is a great movie. So is Ghost Story. This was a hard list to whittle down. I can’t remember the last time I saw The Woman in White. I need to fix that!
Great list, I would also add the “The Others”, “The Orphanage”, “The Devils Backbone” “Ghost Story”, and despite it’s cheesiness the remake of William Castles “House on Haunted Hill” (I’ve watched it as many times as Jack has watched “Jaws”).
Those are all great additions. I’m going to the theater to see House on Haunted Hill, the original, tomorrow night!
I only saw 3 movies on that list, I’m a newbie horro fan. One that I saw and liked, was The Others. It wasn’t as scary as some ppl might think that it should be, but I enjoyed. I’ll use this list on my blog and get watch some of those movies, thx Hunter!
I like The Others, too.
Number six is one of my favorites. The book by Matheson is my favorite horror novel. The Entity…I read the book in 8th grade (yes, 8th grade!). The book was really good…better than the movie. Great list! If I had to make any additions, they would probably be Burnt Offerings, Suspiria, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (although the Thomas Tryon book is much better), and The Sentinel.
Love all your picks except Suspiria. I don’t know, I just can’t get into it. The Sentinel is a personal favorite, but I always label it as a possession/devil flick. But you’re right, it’s a great ghost movie.
Suspiria is a difficult one. I guess I love it because I saw it when I was a kid (my parents were very liberal 🙂 ) and it scared the crap out of me. It stayed with me and when I saw it again years later, still scary. Looking forward to seeing what they do with the remake, but not getting my hopes up on it living up to expectations.
It’s not a movie, but the first season of american horror story is a really good ghost story.
I totally agree. That was a perfect story and season.
Yes. I really enjoyed the ending. The only season that actually made me question going into the basement at night.