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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 vile act, remains stashed in one of its walls, or something hidden 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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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

Released: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert Wise

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Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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Released: 1979

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

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Released: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

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Released: 2002

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Released: 2002

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Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Released: 1999

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Released: 1959

Directed by: William Castle

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Released: 1981

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Released: 2012

Directed by: James Watkins

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Released: 2004

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Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Released: 2001

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Released: 2012

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

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Released: 2009

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