In recent years many horror (but not only) have successfully revived the theme of the “haunted house”. Here are our favorite streaming titles.
The theme of the haunted house from maleficent presences it has practically always made the fortune of genre cinema, obviously above all ofhorror. We therefore propose the five streaming movies which in our opinion in modern times have made the most of this theme, giving the passionate audience thrills of the author and at least in one case healthy cinephile entertainment. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming movies on the haunted house theme
- Poltergeist – Demonic presences
- Beetlejuice – Pig sprite
- Deadly echoes
- The Others
- The evocation – The Conjuring
Poltergeist – Demonic Presence (1982)
One of the cult-movies of the 1980s uses the haunted house theme to build a first-rate horror show, where tension and special effects blend with expressive fullness. Poltergeist it terrifies, based on a very well orchestrated story. Directed by Tobe Hooper – but it is rumored that he finished it Steven Spielberg after huge disagreements with the director – the film sees in the cast Craig T. Nelson And JoBeth Williams. Magnificent support of the great Beatrice Straight. Seriously terrifying. Available on Rakuten TV, KILOS, TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video.
Just the genius mind of Tim Burton it could turn the haunted house concept into an irreverent and wild fantasy comedy. This is obviously due to the histrionic skills of the great protagonist Michael Keatonbeautifully supported by Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder and all the other great character actors. Beetlejuice – Pig sprite it is a concentrate of cinematic ideas inserted into an original, coherent visual universe, in a nutshell amazing. Oscar for best makeup and surprising box office success. The Burton Era Begins… Available on Rakuten TV, CHILI, NetflixTIMVision, Amazon Prime Video, NOW.
Echoes of Death (1999)
A discontinuous but brilliant screenwriter like David Koepp goes behind the camera to direct a film adaptation by horror master Richard Matheson. The result is a small but perfectly organized film that knows how to terrify with a few, highly effective genre touches. One of the best actor proofs of Kevin Bacon, involuntary protagonist of one of the best ghost stories of the modern era. Too bad Koepp has never been able to repeat himself at the levels Deadly echoes… Available on CHILI, Google Play.
The Others (2001)
Cinematic adaptation of the classic Turn of the Screw written by Henry James, the film directed with stylized class by Alejandro Amenabar rightly turns out to be a great success with audiences and critics, crowning the protagonist Nicole Kidman as a star capable of bringing viewers to the cinema. The Others it opens with one of the scariest moments ever made, to close instead in a poetic and painful way. In the cast also an effective Christopher Eccleston. One of the most elegant horrors of the modern era. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
The evocation – The Conjuring (2013)
The feature film that makes the most of the idea of the haunted house focuses almost entirely on the setting: the mansion that houses the main story of The evocation – The Conjuring represents a truly remarkable work of scenography and set designing, on which James Wan rests a careful staging and very careful to scare through the details and stylistic features of the genre. The rest do Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and the big icon Lili Taylor. Magnificent film to watch and capable of causing serious, very serious terror. The box offices are busted. The cinematic universe begins… Available on Rakuten TV, CHILI, Google Play, Infinity +TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video.