America’s Real-Life Horror Movie Houses, Mapped

The U.S. is rotten with real homes used in famous horror films.

In unassuming neighborhoods and isolated backroads all across America there are houses with histories of bloodshed and mayhem.... at least in the movies.

Whether they were the scene of grisly slasher murders, or haunted by vengeful demons, or designed to cause pain and terror, these are the homes (and some hotels) that have come to define the horror genre.

Whether it's Nancy's house from A Nightmare On Elm Street, the oft-haunted house of The Amityville Horror, or the Sandin's suburban fortress from The Purge, these famous facades were often created using actual buildings. Many of them are still around. 

There are spooky spots in many states, but it's worth zooming in on Los Angeles—it's ground zero for horror houses. 

The movies with homes on the map include:

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A Nightmare on Elm Street
Don't Breathe
Halloween
House
House II: The Second Story
House of 1,000 Corpses
House on Haunted Hill
Insidious
Paranormal Activity
Pet Sematary
Poltergeist
Rosemary's Baby
The Amityville Horror
The Birds
The Conjuring
The Evil Dead
The Exorcist
The House of The Devil
The People Under The Stairs
The Purge
The Shining
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
You're Next

If you know of any horror houses we missed, let us know at edit@atlasobscura.com!

Note: Many of the houses on this map are private residences, and all care and respect should be paid to the privacy of those living there.