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Don't Go In There!

Check out these compelling films about haunted houses and possessed places.

 
The Amityville Horror

A couple's Long Island colonial house on the river's edge seems perfect--until it becomes a hellish nightmare.

 
Beetlejuice

The non-ghosts are scarier than the ghosts in this film. After a trendy New York family moves into an old farmhouse, the former tenants (a couple of likable ghosts) contact the afterlife's bio-exorcist "Beetlejuice" to help them scare the family away. The Danny Elfman score for the film is also killer.

 
The Changeling

After the death of his wife and child, a composer moves to a secluded mansion, where he becomes the unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge.

 
The Evil Dead

Five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in the Tennessee woods unwittingly resurrect malevolent demons and spirits. One by one, the students are transformed into monsters whose own thirst for revenge becomes insatiable.

 
The Haunting

Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to a haunted house to study its supernatural phenomena and may never leave.

 
The Innocents

Shortly after coming to live with orphans Flora and Miles in their dark, eerie mansion, the new governess mistakes their strange behavior for precociousness. But she soon comes to believe that the charming, beautiful children are possessed by evil, malicious spirits--the souls of their previous governess and estate manager who are now dead. Based on Henry James' The Turn of the Screw.

 
House

After learning that she will be sharing the summer with her father's new girlfriend, a young girl invites some friends to join her at her aunt's house instead. With a sick aunt, a bloodthirsty cat, and evil spirits lurking around, the girls find that it might have been better to stay at home.

 
The House of the Devil

Desperate for quick cash, college sophomore Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job in the isolated mansion of the creepy Ulman family. Ignoring the warnings from her best friend, Samantha has no idea that a nightmare of unspeakable fear and torment awaits her.

 
The Orphanage

Grace, a mother of two ailing children, moves her family to a mansion on the English coast. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on.

 
The Others

Grace, a mother of two ailing children, moves her family to a mansion on the English coast. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on.

 
Poltergeist

The Freeling family live a typical middle-class life in their peaceful suburban home. But they soon discover that their home is far from normal when 5-year-old Carol Ann is abducted by spirits haunting their house, and the Freelings have to contact a group of parapsychologists to bring her back.

 
The Shining

What's scarier than a haunted house? A haunted hotel! When Jack Torrance moves into an isolated hotel to serve as the off-season caretaker, he brings along his wife and telepathic son. While Jack plans to write a novel, he soon finds himself distracted by mysterious occurrences in the hotel that slowly drive him insane.