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Houses From Horror Movies You Should Visit This Halloween

Some things look like they've just stepped out of a horror film, and some places actually have. If you love the heart pumping, blood racing adrenaline rush that comes with watching a good ol’ horror flick, you’ll love the fright of literally seeing them come to life. So if you’re up for a real spook this Halloween, why not visit some of these houses from horror movies that are still standing, creaking, whispering and withering away…. Or, just read the synopses and start compiling your Halloween horror playlist.

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The House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Millionaire Steven Price invites a bunch of people to stay in a creepy mansion and offers a million dollars to anyone who can last the whole night without running for the hills.

Where's the house? Built in 1924, the iconic Ennis-Brown House has been featured in many ads, TV shows and movies including Blade Runner and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It can be found on a slope in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles, but don’t expect to buy it anytime soon. A 1994 earthquake substantially damaged the house to the point where it was eventually declared uninhabitable and unsafe in 2005.

Psycho (1960)

Marion Crane decides to stop by the Bates Motel after robbing someone, only to meet her fate in the motel shower. As her family tries to find her, the troubling life of Norman Bates unravels.

Where's the house? Both the Bates Motel and the Bates house were filmed at Universal Studios and are still standing today, although they have been rebuilt and remodelled many times over the years. The locations have become main attractions for visitors and can be seen during a Universal tour, and it is strongly advised you shower beforehand.

Twilight New Moon & Eclipse (2009, 2010)

After marrying Edward and enduring a life-threatening labour, the final instalment of the Twilight Series sees Bella learning how to use her new vampire abilities while struggling with the reality that her daughter may be putting her family's promise of eternal life in jeopardy.

Where's the house? Set in West Vancouver, B.C. Canada, the Cullen House from New Moon and Eclipse is a private residence that was reportedly sold for $3.3 million once filming finished. The modern home sits at 118 Stevens Drive and while residents don't have to worry about vampires or wolves prowling the land, there may be a few bears about.

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

After moving into a New York City apartment building, a young married couple have suspicions that their neighbours may belong to a Satanic cult that's coming after their newborn baby.

Where's the house? Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse may know it as The Bramford Apartment, but real-life New Yorkers call it The Dakota. The building is located on the northeast corner of 72nd street in Central Park West, Manhattan. Built in 1884, the Dakota has a horror story of its own, as it became John Lennon's home and final resting place when he was murdered in its archway on 8 December, 1980. It's reported that a unit at the Dakota can cost between 1.8m to 29m.

Halloween (1978)

Michael Myers murders his sister on Halloween night in 1963, only to escape from prison 15 years later and return to his quiet hometown.

Where's the house? An abandoned house owned by a church set the stage for the Myers house which is located at 1000 Million Street in South Pasadena. Whilst the house may bring to mind one of the most famous horror films in history, it's since been converted into offices for local businesses so there's really nothing scary about it now.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Based on the real life story of the Lutzs who move into a Long Island Home where a previous resident killed his family, the movie chronicles a newlyweds attempt to live in a cursed, haunted house full of strange manifestations and evil spirits.

Where's the house? Whilst the film is based on a real story in a real town, it was not filmed in the original Lutz house where the murders occurred, as authorities denied permission for filming on the actual location. Instead, a house in Toms River, New Jersey was remodelled to look like the original home which still stands on 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Midnight serial killer Freddy Krueger kills his victims in their dreams. Over on Elm Street, Nancy Thompson begins investigating the phenomenon, and she may just be the only one who can stop it.

Where’s the house? Devout fans may be disappointed to learn that Nancy Thompson’s house isn’t actually on Elm Street after all. Located at 1428 N. Genesee Ave in LA, the house underwent a big renovation in 2006 making it unrecognisable to the untrained eye, which is good news for those scared of Freddy Krueger.

The Ring (2002)

Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller has just one week to investigate the urban legend of a cursed videotape said to kill anyone seven days after watching it.

Where’s the house? Situated on Woods Creed Road in Monroe Washington is a quiet family farmhouse better known as Samara’s home. It’s been painted different colours in a bid to make it hard to recognise.

Poltergeist (1982)

Life is good for the Bowen family who have just moved into their new house in the suburbs until their youngest daughter discovers an imaginary friend and is eventually held captive.

Where’s the house? If you think the Freelings house was sucked into another dimension, think again. It still stands at 4264 Roxbury Street in Simi Valley, California.

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