Some of the most recognizable homes on the big screen are from scary movies. It’s hard to forget the creepy architecture of haunted houses — like the iconic sloped mansard roof. See: “Beetlejuice,” “The Addams Family,” and “It.”
But we can’t let Hollywood claim them all, so we dug up five houses in Louisville that ooze Halloween movie vibes and paired them with a spooky film similar to them.
This mansion-turned-museum is one of the best examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture that isn’t just historical, but pretty spine-chilling to look at, too. Not to mention, this Victorian castle is built on a hill — another notable feature haunted houses. Local lore confirms that spirits still lurk in the Old Louisville mansion, making it a perfect location for a ghost movie.
Movie pairing: “Casper”
The Rastetter House
This two-story, “I-House” (c. 1845) is the oldest farmhouse in Clifton. Most of the original antebellum style has been compromised by renovations, but the facade and porch lend an eerie New Orleans design perfect for century-old vampires.
Movie pairing: “Interview with the Vampire”
We don’t know what it is about cabins in the woods, but put a group of teens in one and terror just unfolds. This 200+ year-old double-pen log home in Anchorage has been renovated, but still has the five original fireplaces and hardwood floors.
Movie pairing: “The Evil Dead”
The hair on your neck stands up just looking at this Original Highlands landmark. The fish-scale steeples and embellished turret signal all things spooky about this red Queen Anne-style home designed by J.J. Gaffney in 1898.
Movie pairing: “Stephen King’s Rose Red” (miniseries)
Cold Spring Estate
Not only is the four-bedroom home unfinished with peeling wallpaper, but the concrete solarium is begging to be in a season of “American Horror Story.” The 6.71-acre property is nestled in the woods near Cherokee Park, giving it a dose of bone-chilling solitude.
Movie pairing: “The Glass House”
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