10 Scary Movies with Wicked Décor

10 Scary Movies with Wicked Décor

Sarah Coffey
Oct 31, 2010

Still not sure how you'll be celebrating Halloween tonight? How about settling in with a scary movie? Here are 10 of our all-time favorites for both intriguing sets and spine-tingling creepiness. Add your favorites in the comments.

  1. The Shining (1980): This Stanley Kubrick movie is full of iconic interior shots, from hotel halls flooding with blood to a creepy ballroom filled with well-dressed ghosts. It's also a terrifying story that's one of the best horror films to date.
  2. Rosemary's Baby (1968): As a young couple start decorating their new apartment, weird things begin to happen, including an unexpected pregnancy.
  3. The Exorcist (1973): The Georgetown setting and the traditional interiors make this terrifying movie even creepier.
  4. Dracula (1992): Francis Ford Coppola's movies are always worth watching for interior inspiration — this one has a dark, 19th-century glam look.
  5. Psycho (1960): Only Alfred Hitchcock (and maybe Stanley Kubrick) could make a bathroom such a scary place.
  6. Poltergeist (1982): The Freeling family's home seems completely mundane until the ghosts show up. This movie wins the award for best horrifying use of a TV set.
  7. Cemetery Man (1994): This film (which was first released in Italy as Dellamorte Dellamore) didn't get too much attention, which is a shame because it's funny, stylish, weird, and creepy. Rupert Everett stars as a handsome zombie-killing grave digger who lives in a small but stylish shack.
  8. Scream (1996): Suburban family houses and teenage parties form the backdrop for this semi-scary Wes Craven film. It wins best horrifying use of a boxy 1990s cordless phone.
  9. Jacob's Ladder (1990): A Vietnam vet suffering from PTSD experiences a series of flashbacks through various apartments, homes, and pieces of his life.
  10. The Sixth Sense (1999): This psychological thriller has some great interiors, including scary spiral staircases and dark but well decorated homes.


Photos: The Shining via DVD Beaver, Rosemary's Baby via IMDB, Dracula via Allocine, The Exorcist via IMDB, Pyscho via IMDB, Poltergeist via IMDB, Cemetery Man via DVD Beaver, Scream via Allocine, Jacob's Ladder via IMDB, The Sixth Sense via DVD Beaver

Created with Sketch.