The 5 Best Haunted Houses in Movies

Your house may have a lot of character, but these five dwellings are lively enough to be called characters in the horror films that feature them.

It's the end of October and the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a scary movie. And if there's one thing that elevates the level of fright in a horror film, it's the house where it all takes place. In the spirit of Halloween (and our love of homes), we've compiled a list of what we think are the five best haunted houses in movies.

1. Poltergeist (1982)

2. The Amityville Horror (1979)

3. The Shining (1980)

4. The Exorcist (1973)

5. Insidious (2010)