What are the best haunted house movies?

Ghosts, poltergeists, and things that go bump in the night:  Haunted house movies have been a staple of horror cinema ever since the silver screen was born. From classic gothic horror movies such as House on Haunted Hill, to modern psychological thrillers like Berlin Syndrome, haunted house movies have always been there to scare and delight us.  What is your favorite?

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    Poltergeist is a horror, suspense movie directed by Tobe Hooper. It was first released on June 4, 1982, by Warner Bros studio and was rated PG. It starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Zelda Rubinstein.


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    Joe James
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Poltergeist might be an old movie but i believe that this should be on the top horror movies about haunted house. Yeah this is pretty tame compared to other haunted house movies out there but i liked it. And i still think this is better than its 2015 remake. "
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    #2The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.


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    Virginia Pacheco
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "I remember the first time i watched The Shining was during my film class and i didn't have any idea what this is about but i had to sit and watch it. TBH i dont see this as one of the best ghost horror movies. It isn't that scary to me"
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    #3The Conjuring

    The Conjuring

    The Conjuring is a horror movie adaptation about the famous ghost hunters, the Warrens, and was directed by James Wan. It was first released on July 19, 2013, and it starred Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more. 


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    Jacqueline Beck
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Not really a fan of any movies about haunted houses...because i dont find them that scary but damn this movie it scared the hell out of me as it is actually scary and suspenseful. "
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    #4The Amityville Horror

    The Amityville Horror

    The Amityville Horror is a horror movie directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was first released on July 27, 1979, by MGM studios and was rated R by the board. It starred James Brolin, Margot Kidder, and Rod Steiger.


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    Virginia Castellanos
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Found out about this after i found a book of this on my father's office got intrigued so i read it and got hooked. After that i watched this 1979 film which has fascinated me. I've watched it so many times but i never get tired of it. I even watched the r2015 remake but i think the original film is better. "
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    #5Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak is a horror-suspense and drama movie directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was first released on October 9, 2015, by Universal Pictures with an MPAA rating of R. It starred Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Hiddleston.


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    Joe Miller
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "i dunnot about you but i dont think Crimson Peak is a horror movie for me this is a gothic film. why? well because the point of this movie is not to scare its audience but to provoke and unsettle them. "
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    #6The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black is a British horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe. It was released in 2012 by CBS and became a box office hit. A young widower travels to a remote island terrorized by a vindictive ghost in search of something.


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    Micaela Marín
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Uhmm. not really a movie set in haunted houses but it is more in a village. Anyway, overall i like the story of this film (aside from the fact that Daniel Radcliffe is the protagonist here LOL) "
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    Insidious is a box-office horror and suspense movie directed by James Wan. This film premiered on April 1, 2011. It follows the story of a family haunted by a vicious demon persistent to possess their son.


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    Gregory Simpson
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Wasn't able to watch Insidious went it was out on movie theatres. The first time i watched this was when i was browsing the best haunted house movies on Netflix and found this. Def recommending this to paranormal movies fans out there. "
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    #8The Grudge

    The Grudge

    The Grudge, also known as Ju-on, is a Japanese horror film franchise that consists of 13 feature films, written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. This was released in 2002. It stars Okina Megumi, Ito Misaki, and Uehara Misa. 


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    May Ren
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "Old but gold! Watched this movie so many times already but it never fails to scare the eff out of me. This is a perfect combination of psychological horror and supernatural horror film"


Best What are the best haunted house movies
1PoltergeistMovies 21 Paid
2The ShiningMovies 14 Paid
3The ConjuringMovies 7 Paid
4The Amityville HorrorMovies 3 Paid
5Crimson PeakMovies 3 Paid
6The Woman in BlackMovies 2 Paid
7InsidiousMovies 2 Paid
8The GrudgeMovies 1 Paid

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