Movie Madness Monday: Haunted Houses

A Vintage Nerd

Haunted Houses have always intrigued me. It takes a lot for me to get scared especially when it deals with the existence of ghosts or any of that phenomena. I am the type of person who believes those of us who are still here have power over allowing that type of energy into our lives and homes. But I suppose they are cases when the unexplained can haunt a home and its inhabitants for no reason at all.

The idea of a house being haunted to me is scarier than it actually being haunted most likely because like I mentioned, I just do not allow myself to give such ideas power. I also think its insane to sit in the dark (ie paranormal tv shows) and wait for something to reach out and grab you. Really people?

As we get closer to Halloween and all things ghost and goblin related, I present to you my recommendations on  haunted houses as the main character of these classic films.

The Old Dark House

The Cat and the Canary

13 Ghosts

The Haunting
Honestly, they all sent shivers down my spine. I think that when you are watching a film and you cannot actually see anything but that it is implied just spooks me out. I cannot even say which one is my favorite because they are each delightful. If you do watch the recommendation from the 30s and compare them with the recommendations from the 60s you can see differences between the approaches to horror. Although each film maintained an aurora of the unknown, I think it fun to see the various takes on the classic tale of a haunted house.

Have you see any of these? Which haunted house films are your favorites? Did you watch the modern remake of The Haunting and how did you like it in comparison to the 1960's version?

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  1. Ive always liked the cat and the canary and the old dark house

    retro rover

  2. I haven't seen any of these ones, but I do like House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price.