Frightmare On Your Street – Horror Movies, Real Estate-Style

The Andrea Fonash Group of RE/MAX Action Associates
Published on October 15, 2017

Frightmare On Your Street – Horror Movies, Real Estate-Style

Thinking of skipping the West Chester Halloween Parade this year, and indulging in haunted-house pleasure in your own living room? If you watch these real estate-related Halloween films, you’ll think of them every time you view a Chester Springs home for sale, or put yours on the market.

Some of these are serious thrillers and some have dose of humor, but all are worth the watch. So, cook up some spooky eats, invite your closest friends, and binge on this October real estate fright-fest.


The Selling Movie Poster.

The Selling ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A small-budget film, “The Selling” offers a combination of horror, suspense, and slapstick humor—mostly the humor.

The story follows Richard, an honest, hard-working real estate agent and his business partner Dave, who are duped into listing a home that later turns out to be haunted. But, that’s not all.

As one reviewer put it:

“How do you sell a house full of ghosts in this economy without telling anyone that the house was once owned by a famous, though unconvicted serial killer?”

Especially when the agents have to compromise with ghosts over showings of the home to potential buyers. Funnier than it is scary, even horror fans love this movie.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 6.1

How to Watch

Amazon | Vudu | iTunes


The Conjuring Movie Poster.

The Conjuring ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A horror film that gained its R rating not for nudity, gore or naughty words (because there aren’t any), but by its scare factor alone.

Released in 2013, “The Conjuring” follows two paranormal investigators who try to help a family who is at the mercy of whatever is haunting their farmhouse.

Haunted real estate – maybe someone should specialize in that?

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 7.5

How to Watch

Amazon | Vudu | iTunes | Fandango


Tucker & Dale vs Evil Movie Poster.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This one is for the squeamish among your fright-fest audience. Billed as a comedy/horror film, it takes the top spot among the genre’s offerings at Netflix.

Tucker and Dale head to their backwoods mountain hangout for a few days of beer drinking and fishing and meet up with a group of college kids.

Location, location, location isn’t just paramount in real estate, but a central theme in the characters’ hilarious – and deadly – assumptions.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 7.6

How to Watch

AmazonVuduiTunes | YouTube | Google Play


People Under the Stairs Movie Poster.

The People Under The Stairs ⭐⭐⭐

We’ve seen some crazy things in homes, but never anything like what’s in Wes Craven’s mansion-turned-chamber of horrors.

LA Weekly calls it a “gentrification fable,” an allegory for the “ongoing war between property renters and property owners.”

Craven says the house came to him in a dream – a house with an unassuming exterior whose real truth is revealed inside.

Released in 1991, and rated R for the violence.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 6.3

How to Watch

AmazonVuduiTunes | YouTube | Google Play


Hausu (House) Movie Poster.

Hausu ⭐⭐⭐

If you’re a fan of foreign films and/or really weird stuff, “Hausu” (Japanese pronunciation of the English word “house”) is a Japanese film, released in 1976.

Seven girls on a summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house filled with furniture that eats them in bizarre ways. Watch the film carefully as there’s a message behind the campiness.

By the way, it’s called “House” on Amazon.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 7.3

How to Watch



Drag Me to Hell Movie Poster.

Drag Me To Hell ⭐⭐⭐

This one is especially good for those homeowners who’ve had the misfortune of being forced into foreclosure.

A young loan officer turns down an elderly homeowner’s request for a mortgage payment extension and lives to regret it.

Yes, it’s a bit gory at times, but it’s also surprisingly funny at others.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
  • IMDb Rate Score: 6.6

How to Watch

AmazonVuduiTunes | YouTube | Google Play


Ladies of the House Movie Poster.

The Ladies of the House 

The first thing you need to know about this “grindhouse-style feminist horror” film is that the kids should be safely tucked into bed when you watch it.

Although it’s not rated, trust us – you don’t want the little ones watching it.

The characters include strippers and three guys out for a good time. Nudity? Yes. Sexual content? Mhm. Gore? It’s a horror film, so yes.

In fact, one reviewer calls the most gruesome aspects of the film “unsavory torture porn scenes.”

But, we had to include it because, first, horror fans rave about it and, second, the house (specifically its interior) is a central character in the film.

In a nutshell, three guys on a birthday outing end up back at one the seemingly normal, nondescript home of several strippers who also happen to be cannibals.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Rotten Tomatoes: none
  • IMDb Rate Score: 5.4

How to Watch

AmazonVuduiTunes | YouTube | Google Play