The Amityville Horror Of The Haunted House Industry

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Though it may not be a national holiday, America loves Halloween, and intends to have a scary good time this year. In fact, more than half of the country - 157 million people - intend to celebrate Oct. 31 this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

While kids will occupy their time with trick or treating and adults determining what to wear to the office costume party, one thing that many people enjoy is a haunted house. In fact, there's approximately 2,000 haunted attractions worldwide, according to the Haunted House Association, an industry that's worth millions.

But some of the most memorable haunted houses are those that have been featured on the silver screen. The following are a mere handful of the scariest, most iconic haunted houses Hollywood has ever produced:

The Amityville Horror
Based on the book from author Jay Anson, "The Amityville Horror" has been featured in film on numerous occasions, but the most popular one stars James Brolin as the title character George Lutz. He and his wife, Kathy, buy a house based in Amityville, New York, but little do they know that a mass murder took place within the four walls of 112 Ocean Avenue a year prior to their moving in. After learning this, strange happenings become increasingly frequent, literally popping up around every corner. Aspiring homeowners and
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And how could it not? Based on the 1977 novel written by the horror genre author legend Stephen King, Nicholson plays the title role of Jack Torrance, a writer who, when he's not busy typing out prose, serves as a caretaker for a Colorado-area hotel. Though seemingly normal at the beginning of the film, supernatural phenomena happening within the Overlook Hotel drives Torrance insane, becoming a threat both to himself and tenants. "The Shining" set the standard for producing bone-chilling, scream-inducing film
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