There’ve been a lot of haunted houses popping up on screens both large and small lately, including the dreaded 29 Neibolt Street house in It and the trippy centerpiece of Syfy’s Channel Zero: No-End House. That said, spooky houses are a long-running horror staple—and not all are created equal. Here are the ones that…
This New York Supreme Court case’s real name is Stambovsky v. Ackley, but its nickname, “the Ghostbusters ruling,” is way catchier—and way more descriptive. Not to mention accurate, as the most famous part of the decision contains the phrase “as a matter of law, the house is haunted.”
Maybe you’re trying to up the spooky factor at home. Maybe you get generally creeped out this time of year and would like to know if you should stay at a friend’s house tonight. Or maybe you’re just the morbidly curious type. Well, this site will calm your fears or indulge your nightmares.
You might think that Halloween stops being fun as soon as the neighbors call you out for being too old to trick-or-treat. But one day, when you have a house of your own, you realize that turning your quaint homestead into a terrifying haunted house makes Halloween infinitely more enjoyable.
For the most part, there’s no wrong way to inhabit a haunted house. See some pissed off ghosts, try not to die, and you’re good. There is, however, one ironclad law that must be obeyed without question: DO NOT FEED THE HOUSE.
Widespread accounts of otherworldly visitations leave people convinced that ghost stories are real, but many are outright scams, hoaxes or accidents. Let’s debunk some famous supernatural scares, shall we?
Walk through New York City’s Blood Manor in the dark, and you might have a heart attack. Explore it with the lights up and you’ll see a series of simple tech tricks designed to scare the pants off you.
Mansion 7 is a ghost-themed mall in Bangkok. It contains a haunted house called the Dark Mansion, which is supposedly haunted by the owner's daughter and all the black-magic beasties he unleashed trying to raise her from the dead. And it hosts insane-looking parties. We wanna go!
Why do the spirits of people linger long after they've passed from the living world? This is a central question in Lauren Oliver's first adult novel, Rooms, a powerful haunted house story that digs deep into the cracks of a broken family, and the house they grew up in. It's the perfect novel to kick off your fall…
The trailer for The Houses October Built already has us fuming with jealousy. It centers around a group of friends on a October search for the scariest and most intense haunted house ever. A trip I would give my last dollar to go on. And of course, things go terribly wrong.
What creepy place, tale, bit of folklore, or haunted happening scared the bejeezus out of you?
Oh man oh man. One of the most infamous haunted residences in the world, the Winchester Mystery House, has secured permits that will allow guests to not only stay the night in one of the mansion's 160 rooms, but also consume alcohol anywhere on the premises. Great idea – or greatest idea?
Haunted houses have gone over the top in the quest for guts, gristle and gore. But the Alvarado Caverns and Mystery Theater in Los Angeles offers a clever, DIY twist on scare tactics. Its fascinating—yet still freaky—lo-fi haunting techniques are cribbed from one of the country's original spooky addresses:…
Looking for a haunted vacation destination this October? This series of wonderfully creepy ads channels horror movie posters to promise a spooky stay in America's haunted hotels.
I'm stuck in a cement hallway. The only light is from a collection of blinking TVs, scattered on the ground. I take a step forward, and so does a figure on the TV screens. It's me. I'm watching myself... I try creeping forward until my bare foot lands on something cold and wet and feels exactly like a condom. Yep,…
Low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies rule. While mega-blockbusters crank out the same familiar stories, including a parade of sequels and remakes, a low-budget film can take crazy risks and tell an original story. But sometimes, low-budget movies can get just as obsessed with chasing fads and copying each…
We've rounded up a list of some of the most thrilling haunted houses across the United States. Including one peculiar "experience" where you have to walk barefoot and alone through the entire thing — no exceptions.
The gold rush in American houses crashed and burned a couple years ago, and now amazing homes are going cheap. The catch: there might be ghosts, melting walls, and hallways that go nowhere, according to a spate of new novels.
We've all been there before: Dressed up in costumes, ringing the doorbell expecting candy before a multidimensional demon opens the door and devours our souls. Here're some of our favorite Haunted Houses... just so you know which ones to avoid.