Results are in. Your favorite haunted house movie?
Poltergeist was actually leading the pack for most of the week, but The Shining made a sizable comeback over the weekend, winning with 43.33% of the vote. I’m not a huge fan of the film, honestly, although I’ll try it again at some point and see if I can get past my unfulfilled desire to see Shelly Duvall eaten by giant topiary animals. That would have made the movie for me.
Poltergeist ended up in second place with 30% of the vote, and The Haunting, The Others, and The Amityville Horror all tied for a very distant third. Total Loser Award goes to many, many movies: The Changeling, Ju-On, The Legend of Hell House, House on Haunted Hill, The Uninvited, and The Innocents. I highly suspect that a lot of you haven’t seen most of these movies. I’m not judging—I haven’t seen any of them, either. Apparently, I need to watch more haunted house flicks. (My personal favorites, if you’re curious, are El Orfanato and Poltergeist. I pretty much grew up on Poltergeist. Even though I didn’t like scary movies. I was a weird kid.)
Anyone seen The Woman in Black yet? Or The Innkeepers? Are they any good?