There are those that consider a ghost story one of the scariest types of horror movies; a good one combines one part supernatural with one part murder mystery and mixes in some terror. Here are a few that you may want to watch while having your favorite baseball bat tucked next to you:

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

This is one of the very few remakes that actually brings something new and different to the table by transforming the original version into something twisted and dark with great visuals and something that many don’t have which is explicit gore.

The Sentinel

The Sentinel released in 1977 is not necessarily the best of the haunted house movies but it has lots of scary, surreal imagery. It is about a model that moves into a new apartment in which the building just happens to be the gateway to Hell and in one scene she is treated to finding her father walking around in the apartment, but he just happens to be dead.

Candyman 1992

This movie leans towards a slasher/ghost story that plays on the fears of campfire stories and urban legends; similar to a “Bloody Mary” story where you say the name into a mirror and the ghost appears, complete with a hooked hand.

The Others

The Others released in 2001 set in a World War II mansion (haunted, of course) a mother and her two kids wait for their soldier father to come home. The movie has a great twist making it so that even those that don’t normally like horror movies will enjoy this one.

The Shining (1980)

Most movies featuring a haunted house have one scene that really epitomizes the evilness but only rarely do they live up to the build up, this one does not have that kind of let down. The iconic imagery really is quite nightmare inducing, even if it has been a few years since you have seen it. Redrum!

So, pop some popcorn, grab a few bottles of something cold and several friends then sit down to a ghost movie fest.