Is there anything creepier than a haunted fireplace?
Can we even call it Halloween without at least one dark and chilly evening spent in front of the fireplace to make it even spookier? Set the mood on All Hallow’s Eve with this list of bone-chilling horror movies that feature a terrifying fireplace scene. Honestly, some of these clips make us glad we don’t have a chimney….
Warning: Some scene spoilers ahead.
The Haunting (1999)
Beneath the Fireplace
Didn’t Lili Taylor get the creepy old mansion memo? Poking around in a long forgotten ash pit was never going to end well.
Throw It In the Fire
This movie was already full of nope when Toni Collette decided to take matters into her own hands, with shocking and unexpected consequences.
Cody, You Look Like Death
Note to self: When trying to avoid being murdered by blood sucking aliens, make sure to close off the chimney before something horrible comes knocking.
Meet the Tethered
As if being under the attack of a mysterious group of doppelgängers wasn’t creepy enough… Lupita Nyongo’s mirror image delivers a disturbing monologue to the horrified family in front of a crackling fire.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2009)
You Said You Were Hungry
How many times do we need to say it – when living in a spooky old gothic mansion, stay out of the basement. And definitely don’t feed the mysterious creatures whispering in the Halloween fireplace.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
It’s the Passage to Hell!
If you decide to move into a murder house, maybe don’t smash through the spooky old fireplace…. you never know what’s lurking in there.
What would this list be without a couple more lighthearted comedy horror titles? Turns out that even more family friendly films love to scare the life out of us with haunted fireplaces!
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
What Would You Understand of Sacrifice
Conjuring vengeful ghosts is a cool parlor trick, just don’t turn your back on that Halloween fireplace. Terrence Stamp finds out the hard way that hubris is a sin worthy of eternal damnation.
The Evil Gingerbread Man
Howie got more than he bargained for when a tempting cookie monster lured him into range of the nearest chimney. We get it though, Howie, gingerbread is impossible to resist!
Haunted Mansion Fireplace Reel
Last but not least, in the same sprit of the winter holiday fireplace reel, some legend has created the perfect creepy Halloween fireplace equivalent. Enjoy!
Looking for more movie recommendations? Check out our list of Modern Holiday Classics.