Graveyard Shift The Best Haunted House Movies  

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A list of the best haunted house movies. These are films that feature a haunted house as one of its primary locations. We believe we've got them all, but if you think we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included, but being haunted houses, the most predominant genre is of course horror. Haunted houses are at the heart of many of our favorite ghost stories and have translated into some of the best haunted house films. For movies you can watch now on Netflix check out these lists like the best horror movies on Netflix, best anime shows and best comedies on Netflix.

A haunted house also creates a unique situation for storytellers where the location itself is practically one of the characters. Whether the house is haunted due to a murder, a corpse stashed in one of its walls, or something buried beneath its foundation, you'll find it on this list of the best haunted house films. What are the best haunted house movies? That's up to you to decide!
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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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The Haunting Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Rose Red Stephen King Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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House on Haunted Hill Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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The Changeling George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

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The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

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Thirteen Ghosts Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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The Legend of Hell House Roddy McDowall, Michael Gough, Pamela Franklin

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Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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The Haunting in Connecticut Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

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The Innocents Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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Ring Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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Ghost Ship Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban

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House Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

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The Entity is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
The Entity Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

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The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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The Haunting Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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Ghost Story Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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Crimson Peak Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Haunted House Movies
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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The Innkeepers Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

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Housebound Ian Mune, Bruce Hopkins, Morgana O'Reilly - Very quirky horror/comedy written and directed by new comer, Gerard Johnstone and starring Morgana O'Reilly as Kylie Bucknell.

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The Sentinel Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner