The haunted house goes back to the very beginning of the horror genre, from literature to the earliest of cinema. Whether the evil within the place is supernatural in nature or just plain old human, it still causes fear into those entering the dwelling. Unless, they go in unknowing what lies inside for them. But we all know that they will soon discover for themselves. The word “house” is often used in horror movie titles to let the audience know that in this one particular location, something bad has happened, or continues to happen to whoever decides to go in.
Our mission for this month should be a fairly easy one. You just need to find 2 horror films that you have not seen before, that simply have HOUSE in the title. Doesn’t have to be a haunted house movie or ghost story genre, but just have that word somewhere in the title. The great thing about this month’s mission is it will give you the chance not only seek out two new films for you, but possibly help you check off some of those classics that you haven’t gotten around to seeing. Titles like Roger Corman’s House of Usher (1960) or John Hough’s The Legend of Hell House (1973), Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s The House that Screamed (1969), or even William Castle’s The House on Haunted Hill (1959). Or there are plenty of other ones out there, so many titles to choose from that this should be an easy one to tackle. Just make sure you don’t stay too long in one of these houses that you can’t make it back out to turn in your mission!
Simple enough, right? You will have until 11:59pm on June 30th to watch and report back to complete this month’s mission? That is, if you dare to enter these evil domains. If you do …. Good Luck!