Haunted houses are the most common settings in horror films. The premise is usually the same: a happy, unsuspecting family moves into a large house with a dark and traumatic past. Soon after, strange things begin to happen: they hear eerie sounds and voices or see inexplicable apparitions, or even come to be possessed. As it turns out, the house is haunted — and its ghostly residents aren’t pleased with their new housemates.
The decade featured original haunted house movies alongside films that homaged the classics and even exciting horror remakes.