These six scenarios sound like something straight out of a Stephen KIng novel. I posit that they’re even scarier because they’re REAL. From less to most creepy (although that is totally subjective) here they are…
Number SIX on the creep-out scale: Finding out your new home is located atop a burial ground. How’d the homeowner discover this? When foundation was being dug for some remodeling and a human skull rolled out.
On Halloween, after the candy has been handed out and the neighborhood settles into the witching hour, there’s nothing better than cuddling under a warm blanket and watching a scary movie. Whether this means a trip to the video store or streaming on-line,The Boston Herald has compiled a list to help us pick the perfect spine-tingling fick. There’s something for everyone, including the usual suspects, but some of my favs were left off. For instance The House of Wax (the original Vincent Price version), Carrie and American Werewolf all got bumped for the likes of The Mothman Prophecies?? Continue Reading
In an effort to combine two of my favorite things, Halloween and real estate, I give you The Spookiest Homes in the U.S.!
First up, the house at 112 Ocean Ave, Amityville, NY. Okay, we all know the story behind this one. You know, the house from the novel and movies? The facade of the structure and the street number have been changed since the Lutz family ran for their lives after their long 28 day occupation. Continue Reading
Welcome trick or treaters into your frightful foyer with these fluttering bats this Halloween. The link to the PDF in the original post at My Home Ideas is no longer working, but this printable might do the trick! (Photo credit: Brian Francis)
Courtesy of Zillow are these areal shots of some very famous and scary homes. Fictional haunts of Freddy Kruger and Michael Myers to (my personal favorite) the oh-so-real home of Jim Williams there’s a little bit of residential evil for everybody!
Nightmare on Elm Street
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
House on Haunted Hill (The original with Vincent Price)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Michael Jackson's Thriller
For more information about the properties, and their estimated values, visit Zillow.
Derek Greenwood has some original projects for Halloween time that go way beyond dry ice in the punch bowl. I find the Head in the Jar to be particularly eerie and DIYable, but there's lots of good ones here, that don't *only rely on gore for gore's sake.
Eerily cool. “Just point and shoot. Tell them you saw something spooky as you take the shots. Camera automatically adds an eerie ghostly image to every scene.” All analog ghastliness, with no need for Photoshop.