Real-Life Horror Movie Houses Where People Actually Live

Could you come home to the Nightmare on Elm Street house every day? What about the Amityville Horror? Many classic horror films use real locations for horror movie houses—would you spend the night in one of them?

The Others

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Although it looks like a picture-perfect English manor house, the haunted mansion from The Others is actually in Spain. The Palacio de Hornillos looks like the perfect place to relax in the countryside. Sure, it’s haunted as heck. But even with a ghostly Nicole Kidman, it’d still be better than some of the Airbnbs I’ve stayed at.

Halloween

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The final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers takes place at this Los Angeles home. John Carpenter filmed exterior and interior shots at the house, which is unusual. The market value is estimated to be around $2.7 million. Now that’s scary.

The Amityville Horror

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The filmmakers wanted to use the “real” Amityville Horror to film the 1979 movie, but they weren’t able to get permission. Instead, they found a similar house in nearby Toms River, New Jersey. The actual house—where the real-life murders and maybe-real haunting happened—is still standing, too.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Good news, everyone! Nancy’s house from A Nightmare on Elm Street still looks pretty much the same as it did in the 80s. The filmmakers shot exterior scenes at this adorable Los Angeles house with the iconic red door and green roof.

Insidious

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This house is gorgeous! I’d risk a little demonic activity if I could get a good deal on this Los Angeles charmer. Just don’t ever go in the attic and you’d be golden.

Pet Sematary

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No big deal, just the real-life house from Pet Sematary. You definitely won’t be stalked by a reanimated demon child here. If it wasn’t for the Stephen King connection, it’d be an idyllic New England farmhouse. But that’s a pretty big exception.

Poltergeist

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Steven Spielberg wanted the Poltergeist house to look totally normal for the Valley. This mock Tudor fits the bill. You’d never think that something terrible could happen at this sunny home…but we know better, don’t we? Don’t go into the light, Carol Anne!

The Exorcist

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I’m not going to lie—this might be the house that breaks me. The Exorcist might just be the scariest thing ever filmed, and I’d need a LOT of money to spend the night in this Georgetown brownstone. The iconic steps where Father Karras takes a tumble are real—although they’re not right next to the house like they appear in the movie.

Hocus Pocus

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Okay, Hocus Pocus isn’t exactly a horror film—unless you’re a very easily frightened child. But the house is amazing and still used as a private home. Even with all the tourists that flock there, I’d still love to live in this Salem home.