One of the main tropes of the horror movie is a family moving home. Some of the scariest movies of all time feature families trying to settle into a new neighbourhood, until deathly ghouls threaten their safety. With dangers at every turn, which horror movies featuring house moves have the most deaths?
With horror movies coming back to the fore in time for Halloween, death will be seen on screen all weekend.
Some of the worst deaths tend to come when families move abroad, find their dream home or welcome in creepy new neighbours, as the curse of Halloween descends upon them.
In data exclusively revealed to Express.co.uk by CompareMyMove, Blood and Chocolate, the 2007 fantasy horror, is the deadliest of horror movies, where a 19-year-old werewolf is orphaned when her American home is burned down.
She is forced to return to Bucharest, where her family are from, to live among her own kind, and in the course of the movie there are 256 deaths, which is pretty astonishing.
Which Halloween movies featuring house-moving are the deadliest?
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, starring Oscar winner Gary Oldman, is the next deadliest movie one the list, as 145 people died in the 18-certificate movie.
While Jonathan Harker, played by Keanu Reeves, doesn’t technically move house, he relocates for a short time to the Transylvanian home of Count Dracula, before returning to London with his wife, Mina Harker (played by Winona Ryder.)
Another vampire movie is in the top 10 deadliest horrors, Interview with the Vampire, starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
The movie stars Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt and Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac, two vampires who differ on whether they should kill people, with the latter trying to keep away from hurting humans.
Tom Cruise as Lestat in Interview with the Vampire
Despite, Louis’ desire not to kill, the movie still featured 56 deaths, thanks to the blood-thirsty Lestat.
Supernatural horror movie Sinister is another which features a huge amount of deaths after fictional true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) moves into a new home.
He discovers an attic full of home movies depicting grisly murders, which puts his family in danger, and leads to 15 deaths.
Unbelievably, another horror movie gracing the top 10 deadliest is a Disney film.
Gary Oldman as Dracula in Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Fright Night is a remake of the 1985 film directed by Tom Holland (the American horror director, not Spider-Man.)
In the 2011 remake, the movie sees Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) confront his creepy new neighbour, Jerry (Colin Farrell) who he believes is a vampire after his friends start going missing.
A smaller number of people die in this movie, a total of 13, which is unlucky for some.
Other films with high fatality rates include 1988 movie The Nest, with 82 deaths, Lesson of the Evil, which saw 50 deaths, We are Still Here, the 2015 movie which was 14 deaths, and Dream Home, which saw an unlucky 13 people die.
The deadliest films when protagonists move house ranked
The highest rated house-move horror is The Shining, which did not see any deaths but is a firm fan-favourite.
As well as this, most nasty remakes decide to increase the death count than their originals with the Fright Night remake seeing far more deaths than the 80s classic.
While they don’t feature too much death, other films with haunting house-moving include Beetlejuice, Paranormal Activity, What Lies Beneath, The Conjuring and The Amityville Horror.
So, it turns out that movie house could be pretty scary, after all.