Famous horror movie homes: How much are they really worth?

Last Updated Oct 30, 2015 11:02 AM EDT

  • Photo courtesy of Jett Loe, untoldla.com

    A certain subgenre of horror movie always starts the same way.

    A family hoping for a fresh start moves into a new home. Sure, it has a couple cobwebs, and the family may get creepy vibe in one or two rooms, but that's nothing that cleaning and redecorating can't fix, right? And besides, this house has everything they were looking for.

    Then weird things start happening. An item isn't where they left it. Doors close on their own. Lights turn off and on.

    By the end of a two-hour movie, the family is forced to flee their dream home -- if they make it out at all.

    Ever wondered how much the houses you see in those movies are worth?

    Real estate website Trulia estimated the value of six real-world homes featured in famous scary films -- including "The Exorcist" and "The Amityville Horror" -- based on the prices of similar homes in their real-world neighborhoods. In some cases, the actual selling prices for the homes are comparatively high, indicating they may have been bolstered by the properties' ghostly reputations.

    Buyers aren't the only people who seem interested in homes with a horror-movie history. As the couple who owns the home that inspired 2013's "The Conjuring" found out, houses with spooky starring film roles could also attract trespassing fans.

    Click through to see about how much you'd have to spend to call these six possibly poltergeist-infested pads your own.

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