Whether you’re looking for a scare, thrill, or just a good movie, you can find one in the genre of house movies. Some of the best movies include: The Haunting, The Orphanage, The Conjuring 2, The Legend of Hell House, and The Fall of the House of Usher.
During the early 1970s, movies began to rework classic horror stories in a contemporary style. Advances in special effects helped directors to portray more supernatural spooks. These movies also began to incorporate psychological elements, which helped to remake haunted house movies.
A haunted house is a building or person that is said to have supernatural forces. The story of a haunted house may be about a premonition, personal trauma, or something much larger. Often, these films include a romantic subplot.
The Haunting is a psychological thriller that follows a couple who move into a house that is believed to be haunted. The couple begin to experience paranormal events that they cannot explain. Their daughter begins to notice malevolent spirits rising from a mysterious pit of ash at the bottom of the house.
The Legend of Hell House
Despite its low budget production, the Legend of Hell House is a fast paced supernatural thriller. A group of researchers armed with only their wits are taken into the dankest of dankest houses to see if they can rid it of its ghosts.
The Legend of Hell House isn’t the only spooktacular tale to hit the screen in the late ’70s. The film is based on the novel of the same name by American author Richard Matheson. As a bonus, it stars Michael Gough as the long dead Emeric Belasco. In addition, the film is full of dazzling special effects. For example, the film’s most memorable scene features a flurry of white lights that dance along the floor.
Known for its gothic surroundings and psychological paranormal activity, The Orphanage is a Spanish film. It has received critical acclaim in its native country, Spain, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. It has also been acclaimed by English-speaking critics in North America.
The Orphanage is a film about an adult woman who returns to her childhood home that once housed orphans. She finds a disfigured child hiding in the underbelly of the orphanage. She also finds that her son Simon has an HIV virus. She is determined to make the orphanage a place for disabled children.
The Orphanage is the first feature film directed by J.A. Bayona. He also penned the script, which echoes Guillermo del Toro’s “7337” short film. The film received seven Goya awards.
The Fall of the House of Usher
Among the best known works of Edgar Allan Poe is his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which has been adapted into a number of films and television shows. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is an example of Gothic fiction.
The story opens with a man visiting a friend. The friend is Roderick Usher, a former schoolmate of the narrator’s. When the narrator arrives, he notices a small crack on the front of the house. He also notices a small crack in an adjacent tarn. As he turns back, he sees a moon shining through the crack.
The narrator visits Usher’s home and observes its crumbling facade. The house seems to have absorbed an evil atmosphere from decaying trees and murky ponds.
Those who like haunted house movies might find The Innkeepers a satisfying watch. It is not the scariest film on the block, but it is a good, old-fashioned tale with a few good scares.
The movie is about a couple of young employees at the Yankee Pedlar Inn who work there for the last 24 hours before the inn is closed. They are trying to document the haunted history of the place. They have a few guests, including a mother and son. One of them, Claire (Sara Paxton), is convinced that the inn is haunted.
The Innkeepers is an indie film. It is directed by Ti West, who made The House of the Devil (2009) and The Roost (2005). The movie stars Pat Healy, Sara Paxton and Kelly McGillis. It premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. It will be released in theaters and VOD.
The Conjuring 2
Whether you’re a fan of the original or not, the film’s sequel, The Conjuring 2 and House Movies, is a must-see. These two films are based on real-life ghost hunters, and aren’t for the faint of heart. In addition to being scary, they’re also thoughtful, well-made films.
The Conjuring 2 and House Movies follows Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate a haunted house. They’re hired to help a local family deal with a poltergeist. Despite the fact that the Warrens have left the business, they investigate the rumors of a curse.
In The Conjuring 2, Warrens investigate a haunted house that involves the spirit of a former owner. The film also takes a look at a similar murder case.