Spooky houses that look like they belong in a horror movie
From the eerie Bates mansion in Psycho to the spine-tingling Overlook Hotel from the Shining, there is something about creepy houses that both repels and intrigues us.
However, despite the spooky music and looming villains that accompany the haunted homes we see on the television screen, there is something about real creepy homes that makes our hair stand up on end.
THE BLACK FLYING HOUSE
Go for a wander deep into the woods of the Czech Republic and try and find the mysterious Black Flying House. Created by Czech Republic-based firm H3T Architekti in 2016, the 4 sqm, pitch black witch house is suspended by steel cables under an old railway arch and is accessed by a black ladder. Spooky stuff.
THE PILLARS ESTATE
This 1230sqm mansion in Albion, New York, known as The Pillars Estate, lives up to its creepy exterior and is rumoured to be haunted. Is there a big demand for haunted homes? Evidently not as the owner had to reduce his asking price numerous times when he listed the property in 2015.
THE HARRY PACKER MANSION
The Harry Packer mansion, located in the US state Pennsylvania, was built in 1874 as a wedding gift from railroad baron Asa Packer to his son Harry and is reportedly the inspiration for The Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World. From the home's gloomy interiors to the unnerving stained glass windows, it's not hard to see why.
THE STANLEY HOTEL
This Colorado, US, hotel might not be featured in a horror film, but it was creepy enough to inspire one. After spending a night in Room 217 of The Stanley Hotel, Stephen King was inspired to write his bestselling novel The Shining.
The novel went on to be adapted into a 1980 film of the same name and is considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
AN ABANDONED SASKATCHEWAN FARMHOUSE
This eerie, abandoned farmhouse in a rural area of Saskatchewan, Canada isn't the sort of place you'd want to stumble across in the middle of the night. From its sparse surroundings to the dull walls and blown-out windows, it's an ideal horror film location.
AN EERIE WOODEN HOUSE IN BRUGGE
There is something unnerving about this dilapidated wooden house in Brugge, Belgium. The juxtaposition of the scorched black house next to the neat, identical brick townhouses gives us goosebumps.