...IDEAL FOR A HORROR MOVIEObviously that's not a guide for directors, it's for fun. It's based on the horror movies I've seen.
1. The Older The Better. As older the place is, it gets more creepy.
2. Placed as Far From A City/Town as possible. It's even better if it is built in the middle of nowhere, especially near or in a forest. Sounds of animals in the middle of the night are just great. Mansions are just great as well. However, old and almost abandonned villages are a good place as well.
4. Wooden floors and a lot of windows. The wooden floors will crack and the windows will open from the wind. People can stare at you from the window. I'd be great if the handles of the windows are almost broken.
5. Placed near mountains. It may sound weird, but listen; if there are mountains from the east and west, the sun will rise later and set earlier. Dark is appreciated, of course.
6. It would Be wonderful If The Previous Owner got Murdered or Dissappeared. Local legends about the house can do the work too.
7. Bacements and attics are a must. With only one small lamp to light the whole room, with creepy old stairs and filled with old furniture and toys. The best are big drawers, mirrors, paintings, notebooks, dolls, rocking chairs, jewellery, pickups and disks, (locked) boxes. It'd be great if they were dusty and/or broken.
8. Garden is a must. The back yard is an awesome place to hide/find dead bodies. A small stoller room with gardening equipment (shavells are a must). It'd be great if the grass was yellow, too.
9. The Decoration must Be Creepy. Old indian statues, paintings of austere little girls or crying little boys,a fireplace is a must, the older the furniture the better. The numbers 7 and/or 13 are great. Seven chairs around the table, thirteen 'decorative' dolls...If you have a guest and you want to freak him out, mention the numbers at every chance.
10. A lot of doors and rooms. Too many doors. Even where there are not needed; like, a door to the hallway. The doors must crack a lot when they are opened and closed. There must be a lot of rooms, each one decorated simply, with a double old bed that cracks (general rule : Whatever can crack must crack) and a drawer with a mirror directly facing the bed.
11. Make the house seem dirty even if it's clean. Of course you know places like that. If the place is dirty it will be an unpleasant experience and maybe a bit creepy. I do not mean the house must be messy. On the contrary, it must be tidy as hell; if a house is messy it means people are living in it. The house must look like a place with no life. Bugs are a nice extra. Spiders and flies are the classic ones. Butterflies can also do the work. However, they should not be too much.
|It doesn't have to be THAT old though.|
EXTRA TIP NO 13: The less people they live in the house the better. It'd be ideal if a family with a little child (better be a girl, they scream and get scared easier-not all of them of course but a little girl's scream after midnight is just what a haunted house needs) would move in a huge house. However, it has to do with how big the house is. Sometimes families with a lot of children are better.
So, that was it. I summed up everything i have saw in horror movies and wrote it. And now i have more ideas. That's why I may do a second list similar to that one later.