Ranked: How expensive the most iconic horror movie houses are in real life
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According to reports, some horror movie houses cost up to 42 per cent less than they are worth, purely because buyers are superstitious. However, that doesn’t stop some of the most iconic homes that host the most famous horror stories on screen costing millions and millions to buy in real life.
Despite the obvious draw backs, a lot of these films take place in what would be gorgeous family homes, in sought after areas and with loads of space. Home improvement specialists, Insulation Express, spoke to valuation experts at CompareMyMove to comment on the cost of infamous and iconic horror movie houses in real life. Here they are, ranked by how expensive they are.
A Quiet Place House – $525,000 (£384,565)
Released in 2018, A Quiet Place is set in a silent farmhouse worth $525,000 in real life, thanks to its nine bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 417 acres of land. A Quiet Place sees the family of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt looking to make as little noise as possible, in order to survive the apocalyptic blind monsters who attack using their intense sense of hearing.
Amityville Horror House – $809,100 (£592,669)
The Amityville Horror House is in the Long Island town which was the scene of a brutal crime in 1974. Ronald DeFeo Jr shot and murdered his family inside their house, claiming he was possessed by a demonic spirit. The film is based on the true story, and was released in 1979. The Amityville “Horror House” features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The home sold in March 2017 for $605,000 (£443,165), having initially been on the market for $850,000 (£622,629). It has previously been listed at $1.5 million.
Halloween House – $1,414,444 (£1,036,087)
The classic Michael Myers slasher from 1978 is arguably the most successful horror movie franchise to date. The iconic four-bedroom suburban Myers family home in South Pasadena California, as seen in the film, was originally built in 1888 and is preserved as a California Historical Landmark. Reportedly the property is no longer a residential home and is used for private business, but it’s worth over a million, nonetheless.
IT House – $1,700,000 (£969,960)
Toronto-based house used in the movie IT has 22 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms, and the property is the largest on the list and is worth approximately $1,315,677. Interior scenes for the film were shot in a mansion called Cranfield House, located at 450 Pape Avenue in Riverdale. This house has appeared in a few TV shows and films, including Orphan Black and Designated Survivor.
In 2011, it was sold to a developer for $1.7million (£969,960) and in 2016 it was listed for just $1 (£0.57), attracting a flurry of attention in a city where the average property price at the time was $700,000 (£399,395).
Elm Street House – $3,016,700 (£2,209,747)
The house from Nighmare On Elm Street is actually up for sale for $3.25million. Like yes, you can actually buy it, right now. The only catch? Buyers need to have their bids in by midnight on October 31st – Halloween. This iconic location is in LA’s Spaulding Square. The address in the film is 1428 Elm St. in Wes Craven’s, but the property is actually located on North Genesee Avenue in LA. The huge three-bedroom house comes with its own guesthouse and pergola and has an estimated value of$3,016,700 (£2,209,747) according to realtor.com, an increase of $916.70k since it last sold in 2013.
The Exorcist House – $3,984,100 (£2,918,373)
The Exorcist is one of the most iconic horror films of all time, and the house featured in it is the most expensive of all iconic horror movie homes – with a cost of nearly £3million. The 1950s built five bed property is located in Georgetown, Washington. 3600 Prospect St last sold for $2,025,000 ($1,483,322) in 2003. Realtor.com reports that the home, which features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, currently has an estimated value of $3,984,100 (£2,918,373).