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Top 5 Haunted House Movies – Number 2

Continuing our countdown of the top five haunted house horror movies of all time:

2. Poltergeist (1982) Dir: Tobe Hopper

Carol Ann Touching The TV

Carol Anne Touching The TV

Everyone’s favourite director of power tool related massacring films knocked it out of the park with one of the most recognisable family haunted house films, Poltergesist.
The film follows a family as they move into a new house unfortunately built on an Indian burial ground-I’d be asking for a new conveyancing solicitor! The ghost like presence in the house focuses on the youngest child played by Heather O’Rourke who unfortunately passed away some years later.
The tension is built methodically with minimal activity at first building as the house takes hold of the family. Where Poltergeist is so effective is the use of a family unit, the threat of the destruction of the family through the torment of the spirit is every parents nightmare especially with centring the attention on the younger child, Carol Anne.
The film, tightly directed by Hooper became the subject of much speculation that the films producer, Steven Spielberg had actually took over directing duties. An unfair comparison when looking at Texas Chainsaw Massacre and how tension is handled in that film compared to Poltergeist, both have a lingering under tension, an ongoing sense of imminent destruction and a break down and rebuilding of a family unit. If anything the slickness of the look of the film makes it look more Hollywood when perhaps it would have been even scarier had Hooper done it on a no budget.
Either way Poltergeist remains the pinnacle for haunted house films in modern Hollywood both for its handling of rising drama and its use of the archetypal American family to engage the audience.

Paranormal Activity Caught On Tape

This is another great find from the family who live in the North of England. The camera was left to run over night and the father found this footage the next morning. It shows paranormal activity that has been caught on tape and has evidence of a ghost, poltergeist or other entity playing with a ball. Unfortuantely, the camera is on it’s last legs and the sound has not been recorded, also due to the state of the camera, the footage has had to be lightened in order for the full picture to be seen properly.

Top 5 Haunted House Movies – Number 3

3. The Shining (1980) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Jack Nicholson Laughing

Jack Nicholson Laughing

Perhaps an odd choice for a haunted house film in view of the weight of the talent involved. Stanley Kubrick was coming off a decade of redefining the historical epic and creating one of the most controversial films of all time. Similarly Jack Nicholson had produced an Oscar winning performance for One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest so what would happen when these two heavyweights got together?
First off there are several interpretations of The Shining and to view it simply as a haunted house film is perhaps short sighted but the overarching story is that of a family in a hotel where spooky goings on are taking place.
Jack’s descent into madness is surrounded by those tormented spirits that inhabit the hotel and in the end it is conversation with the spirit of Grady that push Jack to the murderous climax.
The beauty of The Shining is many fold, the graceful camerawork, the maze like corridors of the hotel echoed by the maze in the garden, the subtle but continuous ratcheting up of the tension. Many people view it as a horror film secondary to a Stanley Kubrick film, there’s nothing wrong with that but next time you view it just spend time and really think about the horror elements in the film – the witch in the bedroom, the creepy twin girls, the blood spewing lift. The Shining is a masterpiece of modern horror, a psychological study of a mans fragile psyche, a critique of the breakdown of the family unit but most of all a damn scary ghost film.

Top 5 Haunted House Movies – Number 4

Part of our infrequent series detailing the top five greatest ever haunted house movies.
4.
Amityville II: The Possession (1982) Dir: Damiano Damiani
Spooky House For Sale

Still from Amityville 2

Everybody’s favourite haunted house movie franchise is back! The sequel (or rather prequel) to 1979’s The Amityville Horror recounts the story of what happened to the original family who moved into the real life New York house. Built on a site of an Indian Burial ground the family start having strange occurrences round the house, nothing to get too alarmed about – every new house has it’s faults. The real problems start happening when the oldest son, Sonny starts to hear voices through his Walkman leading to him possession by an unnamed demon. All good stuff!
The film was helmed by Italian Exploitationer Damiano Damiani, usually at home with Spaghetti Westerns or Euro-cop thrillers which seems an odd choice but what he brings is that Italian style that makes the film feel a lot more raw and certainly a lot more close to the bone that the original Hollywood film. The film centres more around Sonny and his relationship with the spirit than it does the house and it’s grip over the family but this leads to a more interesting dynamic held together by Jack Magner who plays Sonny, strangely he only had one other bit part in 1984’s Firestarter after this.
The film looks nowhere near as slick as the 79 version and jump out of your seat scares are few and far between but the impending sense of dread as the family unit begins to disintegrate is nail tearing stuff. Where the film loses pace is three quarters through where we get into the legal ramblings of why Sonny did what he did but what we have to consider is this is based on an actual case and to leave out the follow up to the incident would seem inappropriate (no matter how far stretched the truth is).
A lot of people would argue that the original film is a superior film and it is true to an extent, certainly technically and narratively but all good haunted house films should suck you in and ratchet up the tension rather than opting for cheap I Know what you did Last Summer scares, in this case Amityville II stands head and shoulders above it’s counterparts.
Ben.

Caught On Tape: Ghost Shadow

Caught on tape is a ghost shadow moving across a living room wall. A brilliant capture of paranormal activity happening.

This is the last in the series (for now, at least) from the family that live in Northern England. This supernatural occurrence happened during the night. Due to all the happenings that have taken place in their home the father had taken to occasionally setting up a camera at night in different parts of the house. This footage is from one of those recordings. Enjoy.

Ghostly “Face”

This next video is a continuation from the video sent to us by the family living in the North East of the UK and consists of an incident where the father had been filming one of his children, placed the camera down without stopping the recording and managed to capture the following video. It’s a good job he checked the recording before deleting it from his camera memory or he may never have found the footage! You need to look carefully at the tent but around halfway through the video, a face can be seen to appear in the child’s tent! Took us a few attempts to see it but it’s definitely there. Enjoy.

Unexplained Phenomena

Whenever ghost footage or photographs are taken, they are usually present in a house or building. This goes back to the idea of a spirit trapped in somewhere before it can move on and generally fits in with philosophy on ghosts. In saying that does that mean all ghosts that are out there are confined to four walls?
If you consider cemeteries, they have the biggest stigma about being haunted but by applying the above logic, no ‘spirit’ would ever realistically reside there, the idea being that the bodies (and souls) are laid to rest there and therefore why would a ghost ever haunt a cemetery (boredom perhaps?)
This is what intrigued me about this footage taken in an alleyway next to a cemetery near Halifax, it is significantly different to the footage taken of the rocking horse and could be explained in any number of ways but it got me thinking – are ghosts everywhere and do we only look for them in the most expected places or should we just open our mind to the possibility we are surrounded by them?

Ghosts, Ghouls & The Unexplained

Welcome, first and foremost I feel I should explain my motivation for starting this blog. You see, growing up I was always fascinated in the unexplained, especially the paranormal. I always remember my mother keeping a large, leather bound almanac on the bookcase that detailed all sorts of macabre and scary things, from screaming skulls, white ladies, ghosts in theatre’s, goblins, fairies and some of the most haunted places in the world. It included high quality pictures (the picture below was reproduced in the book) and set my young imagination racing. From the first time I opened that book I was hooked.

Ghost on Stairs

Ghostly Apparition

I hope that this goes a little way to explaining why we (Myself and Ben) are now on a crusade to bring focus and attention to original, compelling unexplained phenomena footage. Hopefully we will be able to bring this to a wider audience who can help us to find a definitive piece of evidence that there to the natural world than is commonly thought.

So, having found our blog and hopefully our youtube channel, resplendent with original footage, I hope you will come with us on our journey of explanation, join in with the debates and, if you are fortunate enough to record your own footage, send it in for the world to see.

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Adam