Live Poll: Scariest House on Film

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Which house, haunted or just plain freaky, really gives you the creeps?
 
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047657840/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/a4uHcvU-Grg/

(suggestions welcome)
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Posted 3 months ago

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Neat poll idea!  I say #6.  
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Submitting Buffalo Bills House Silence of the lambs
Let you know when it clears
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Great idea! Thanks, Ed.
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Y-W L-2
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Still Pending!
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APPROVED!!!!!
This is from the movie Silence OTL.
Second Pic (Bottom)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/mediaviewer/rm2564845312

The top pic is not from the movie but was accepted too.


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Got it! Thanks, Ed.
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? ?

Winchester  (2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1072748/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1072748/reference
Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion,
eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Winchester 2018

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1072748/mediaviewer/rm2225691904
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House
a mansion in San Jose, California,
that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester,
the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester.

Since its construction in 1884,
the property and mansion were claimed by many
to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles.
Under Winchester's day-to-day guidance,
its "from-the-ground-up" construction proceeded around the clock,
by some accounts, without interruption,
until her death on September 5, 1922,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House#In_popular_culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_(film)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Winchester_House_910px.jpg/605px-Wincheste...

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Nice one, thanks! I actually visited the Winchester Mystery House many years ago.
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My vote: Psycho (1960), # 2.
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Creepy! And it's still there at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
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It is part of the tour. They told us on the tour that set building is expensive, specially special buildings or false building fronts. If the look is what many directors like, to defray the cost of film production, they keep the house and use it again in other films. The Psycho house had turned up in many films with different set dressings.
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For your consideration:

 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1776896/RackMultipart20190213-5282-g047sx-house_that_can_eat_you_unless_you_shine.jpg?1550101156

(I'm unable to find an external shot of the house.)
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Ok, thanks. I must admit I haven't seen this film.
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Despite being a missed opportunity with seemingly rushed/condensed pacing, The Dark Tower movie is pretty damn cool. Rated PG-13, it's not a horror movie necessarily, but there are a few mildly frightening scenes. Lots of "Easter eggs" are present.
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The Dark Tower has been added.

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leavey, 
The image you currently have is not a still from the movie; may I suggest this one instead:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/mediaviewer/rm3558093824

It's not the one I submitted, but perhaps it's good enough. 
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Ok, thanks. I changed the image.
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“The Haunting” was filmed twice. This is from the 1963 film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/...

“Burnt Offerings” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074258/...

“The Blair Witch Project” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/...

“The Old Dark House” (1932)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023293/... and this film had a remake too as a horror comedy in 1963.

Several nightmare on Elm Street films had scary looking houses.
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For the Blair Witch Project, I found this image on the internet. But does anybody know if this is an actual still from the movie or just a picture of the house?

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Thanks also for the other suggestions, dgranger. The Haunting (1963) and
The Old Dark House (1932) have been added and I have uploaded a new image for
Burnt Offerings (1976) and The Blair Witch Project (1999).
 
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The Blair Witch Project (1999) has been added.
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I double checked and this is indeed the house of Elly Kedward, the old woman who (according to the legend) was banned to the woods and who the villagers called the "Blair Witch".
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The house from Burnt Offerings (1976) has been added.
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053925/...
“The House of Usher” (1960)
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Added! Thanks, dgranger.
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Great suggestion, thanks!
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Very nice! Thanks!
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Great poll by the way!
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This is just my POV, and throwing out right now that this post is going to get a little dark so that you are forwarded, but I don’t find most of these houses creepy or scary by just looking at them. Most of these houses are scary only because we know what happened in them after watching the story. They don’t wear the terror within i the outside. And in real life, the houses of mass murders like John Wayne Gacy looked normal and blended in with the rest of the neighborhood. It was the smells emanating from the house or seeping out of the ground that told people that something was wrong. But back to film and fantasy,. That is why I selected images of houses that looked creepy and were picture at night or in the fog to make them look even creepier. Frankly, I’m surprised nothing of Dracula’s castle or nosferatu is mentioned here. They are seriously scary.
The film i’m going to mention in a family comedy that ghost. In fact, director Brad Silberling wanted the haunted house in his film not to be a typical Victorian style haunted house . (Yes, I’m deliberately avoiding mentioning the name of the film until the last second.) Production designer Leslie Dilley suggested using the style of Gaudiesque of architect Antoni Gaudí for Whipstaff Manor In Casper. While there is no exterior shot of Whipstaff on the IMDb, this interior shot will have to do. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112642/...
To show how closely they copied Gaudi’s style and what elements made it into the film, check out this site that shows pictures of his buildings and of the Whipstaff Manor sets. https://sites.google.com/site/thecasp... . In fact, if you use the picture of Whipstaff from “Casper”, could you pleased include “Inspired by the architecture of Antoni Gaudi”.
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Sorry, that was supposed to read as “They don’t wear the terror within on the outside.” And, “The film I’m going to mention is a family comedy and ghost story.”
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Thanks for the suggestion, dgranger. I prefer pictures of the exterior for this poll, so I uploaded a picture of Whipstaff Manor and will include it as soon as it becomes available.
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Whipstaff Manor has been added.
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Did you see Dans reply way down at the bottom?
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Yes, all the pictures are available now.
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Holmes Home ? ?

(Not a movie house = Not for your list)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes
Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896),
better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes
or more commonly known as H. H. Holmes,
was an American serial killer.
While he confessed to 27 murders...

Many victims were said to have been killed
in a mixed-use building which he owned,
located about 3 miles (5 km) west of
the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Columbian_Exposition

supposedly called the World's Fair Hotel
(informally called "The Murder Hotel"),
though evidence suggests the hotel portion was never truly open for business
...

Many of the rooms were outfitted with chutes
that would drop straight down to the basement
where Holmes had acid vats, quicklime and a crematorium to dispose of his victims' bodies


In popular culture...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes:_America%27s_First_Serial_Killer

H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer  (2004)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358500/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358500/reference
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Haunted History (TV Mini Series)
Murder Castle  (2013)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3096562/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3096562/reference
H.H. Holmes, was making history in a far more sinister way
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H. H. Holmes' "Castle"  (Not  creepy or scary  looking)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/H._H._Holmes_Castle.jpg/640px-H._H._Holmes...

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Not the same as

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective
at the address of 221B Baker Street, London,

First appearing in print in 1887's A Study in Scarlet

with Guinness World Records listing him as the "most portrayed movie character" in history

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Actually that can be possible because the film https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs-d7gx... “Slaughtered at the Murder Hotel” uses images of the building. All one needs to do is download them to the IMDb. If you play the video, you will hear H.H. Holmes say these scary words, “I was born with the devil in me” And also he was selling the body parts as dissection specimens. Also there is a connection to him and Sherlock Holmes. He was a fan of Sherlock Holmes so much that he changed his name to Holmes to honor the fictional detective.
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I watched the documentary. Really interesting, dgranger. Thanks for this!
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Freddy Krueger's house is always a good choice ... also, how about the house from "The Others"?  And the house from "The Woman In Black".  The house from "The Skeleton Key".  Ohhh ... and the house from the George C. Scott movie, "The Changeling".  lol, sorry ... so many suggestions in one post.  good idea for a poll.
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Great suggestions! I added Freddy Krueger's house and the house from The Changeling. For your other suggestions I couldn't find good pictures.
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Thanks, Dan. It has been corrected.
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Thanks, Jessica! Added.
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Congratulations. It looks like your poll is being selected shortly.
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leavey-2,

Are you still waiting for images? Do you have all the images in place for your poll?
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Yes, all the uploaded images have been added. The list is complete.
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While talking with Ed Jones for entries of cat characters on my list for “Lion Kings, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!”, I had found another one from “Curse Of The Cat Prople” (1944), that I would say is kind of scary but it is unusual, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036733/...
1314 Mockingbird lane from the TV series “The Munsters” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057773/... Yes, I’m cheating because the picture has the Munsters’ great looking car in front of it, but it is the best picture the IMDb has got of the house’s exterior. It is the only picture the IMDb has got of it.
I have already tried to look for The Addams Family mansion but couldn’t find it except for this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057729/...
And in the comedy mystery or comedy horror genre:
“Murder By Death” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074937/...
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Ooops, a typo. It is “The Curse Of The Cat People”.
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Do you know whose house it is? Is it a coincidental house in the background of the picture or does it play a major role in the movie?
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It is there house in both “The Curse Of The Cat People” movie and “The Munsters” tv series.
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Congrats
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I suggest the skyscraper from Ghostbusters.
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A suggestion (if I'm not too late): Allerdale Hall from Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak 2015
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A very good suggestion indeed and in fact I have considered adding Allerdale Hall from Crimson Peak as I have recently seen the film on tv. The only reason I didn't include it in the final list is because this picture is the only one available and unfortunately the house is quite in the distance. But thanks anyway!
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There was an animated one that I couldn’t remember the name of until after your poll went live. I’m glad that I didn’t remember it because it was animated and that would have destroyed your list using live action houses. Well anyway, the film was “Monster House” (2006), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385880/... Enjoy the photo because, OHG! THE HOUSE IS ALIVE!!!!!! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385880/...
BEWARE!!!! Oh no! It got me with it’s carpet tongue, and it is pulling me in!!! I just hope that when it is done eating me, it doesn’t.... BELCH!
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With the voices of Steve Buscemi and Maggie Gyllenhaal! I GOT to see this one. Thanks, dgranger!!
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Hi L-2.
An Image has done the 404!!!!