Horror Meme - Moving In

Main character(s) move(s) into a new residence. Cue scary stuff.

I'll require that it is a permanent move, not just a vacation home (Funny Games) or a temporary stay (Hostel). However I am going to be pretty lax on the "horror/scary" requirement though (The Firm).

I also didn't bother including all sequels (Amityville Horror II: The Possession) or multiple remakes (Amityville Horror 2005).

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1.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. (117 mins.)
 
2.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
3.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
4.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
5.
Straw Dogs (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. (113 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
6.
Panic Room (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. (112 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
7.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
 
8.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
9.
Jumanji (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
10.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
11.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
 
12.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
13.
Pet Sematary (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
14.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
15.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
 
16.
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
17.
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens. (84 mins.)
Director: David Nutter
 
18.
Dark Water (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
19.
Shutter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved. (85 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
 
20.
The Resident (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. (91 mins.)
 
21.
The Tenant (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. (126 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
22.
The Glass House (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be. (106 mins.)
Director: Daniel Sackheim
 
23.
The Silent House (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura... (86 mins.)
 
24.
The Skeleton Key (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past. (104 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
25.
Pacific Heights (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own. (102 mins.)
 
26.
House at the End of the Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Tonderai
 
27.
The Firm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side. (154 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
28.
The Messengers (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder. (90 mins.)
 
29.
Coraline (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
30.
Darkness (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family. (88 mins.)
 
31.
Toolbox Murders (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. (95 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
32.
The Changeling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
33.
Arachnophobia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
34.
Haunt (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An introvert teen befriends his new neighbor, and together the couple begin to explore the haunted house that his family has just purchased. (86 mins.)
Director: Mac Carter
 
35.
The Conjuring (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan