10 homes that had big roles in scary movies

  • (MoneyWatch) Most people are uncomfortable with the idea of living in a haunted house, but what about a home that was only fake-haunted?

    A number of homes have made appearances in movies about ghosts, witches, killers and demons. Some are massive old estates that have acted as sets in many movies, while others are real-life homes that have transformed significantly since their days as movie stars.

    Imagine living in "Halloween" killer Michael Myers's home or falling asleep in the basement of a home where Freddy Krueger once cinematically stalked -- even if the house has been brilliantly restored with a modern flair.

    Check out these 10 movie homes, some of which are instantly recognizable, while others bear little resemblance to the house on film. Warning: spoiler alerts ahead.

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