There comes a point while house hunting where you are so tired and fed up from the experience that you are just about ready to throw your money at anything as long as it has a roof and a few walls–even the eight movie houses we wouldn't live in for any amount of money. Unfortunately, doing this could land you with a whole mess of problems later on–and we don't just mean having to deal with bad water pipes or a termite infestation. Some houses are more than just money pits, they are gateways to Hell and they will drag you down there just as soon as you've signed your name on the dotted line. Check out this list of movie houses to see what we mean.



The suburbs look idyllic, but after seeing this film we've learned to never trust a house by its location. One day everything seems fine and the next trees are attacking children, dead people are popping up from under the pool, and little blonde girls are getting sucked into the great beyond through their bedroom closet.



When a house in a ritzy residential neighborhood is re-purposed for something as bizarre as a waxwork museum, you should probably beware. Bad things tend to happen in the suburbs (see above) and nothing good can come of a knock-off Madame Tussaud's where all the exhibits feature the creepiest monsters and most psychotic killers of literary and movie history.


"Red Dragon" 

The house here doesn't seem all that scary at first, as the serial killing owner does the majority of his work elsewhere. But when you take into account that the house was once some kind of rundown old folk's home, and that it still contains many of the furnishings, appliances, and medical paraphernalia of that time, it takes on a whole new level of creepiness.


"True Blood" 

This might be a television series and not a movie but the main character's house quickly becomes one of the creepiest places in the show and is definitely not a domicile we would want to spend any amount of time in. Not only are cats and old ladies brutally murdered here, but maenads and the entire town aren't adverse to staging dirty orgies here.


"The Shining" 

Technically The Overlook is a hotel, not a house, but Jack Nicholson and family are set up to live there for at least five months. And five months is obviously way too long for these poor souls. While daddy Jack quickly goes bat guano insane, his psychic little boy meets dead twin girls in the hallways, dead moldy women in the bathtub, and torrential rivers of blood flowing from the elevators. None of which exactly scream "Home Sweet Home."


"The Haunting" 

When the introduction to the house basically boils down to "some houses are just born bad" you know that it is not a domicile that will be featured in Better Homes and Gardens anytime soon. Whether you are watching the original film or the remake, you get the same idea–this house does not like people and it will prove it. Doors slam, invisible feet walk up and down hallways, voices call out from rooms where no living being has entered, and dreams are disturbed by urges to wander into dangerous places and possibly kill yourself.


"House on Haunted Hill" 

In the original film it is a large house with a sordid history and a tendency to eat the owner's family members. The remake ups the scare factor by changing the house to an old asylum where a nasty doctor with too much creativity and not enough adult supervision performed horrible experiments on the patients.


"Amytville Horror" 

Once upon a time an entire family was brutally murdered within the rooms of this house and they left some majorly bad vibes behind them. The poltergeist occurrences aren't even half of the problem with living in this house. The fact that it drives people insane and gives them the urge to go on murderous rampages of their own is even worse.