haunted house movies

Apparently ghosts are pro-gun control. Don't take my word for it, The Spierig Brothers (Peter and Michael) have taken a slice of American history in Winchester and turned it into a "guns are bad" jump-scare-a-thon that for all its ear shattering jolts is a yawn inducing bore. 

With Halloween looming around the bend, my viewing habits turn towards the tried and true horror tropes. Werewolf tales, ghost stories and classic monster movies elbow found footage, home invasion and low budget slashers aside and make their way to the front of the queue. As the 31st closes in, I find fewer things more satisfying than a subtle, well crafted haunted house film that chills me to my marrow and raises the hair on the back of my neck.