You might think that creepy dolls, black cats and lake monsters are just mere fodder for horror movies. But, with a little imagination, it isn’t hard to re-imagine these 13 for sale by owner listings as scenes of the next big Hollywood horror blockbuster.

In the spirit of Halloween, we found the 13 absolute creepiest photos to make you sleep with the lights on. Proceed with caution, if you dare.

1. Annabelle has nothing on this creepy doll

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This three-bedroom, one-bath listing out of Oriskany Falls, NY features a “cozy Cape Cod” with new windows, gutters and hardwood floors. And, it’s also home to one of the creepiest dolls we’ve ever seen. It isn’t hard to imagine that the white haired figurine was purchased at Stephen King’s “Needful Things” antique store run by Lucifer. Needless to say, we’re completely fine with re-homing the doll.

2. Scared to death

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Our next listing comes out of Cazenovia, NY, and features a “beautiful renovated three-bedroom home on a scenic country road.” What could go wrong, right? Well, if you’ve seen even a handful of horror movies, you would know that’s exactly how every horror house is described. This Cazenovia home also features the stretched out skin of a furry critter that look as though it was scared to death. We’ll pass, thank you, before the walls start dripping blood.

3. She just goes a little mad sometimes

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The opening line of this Cazenovia listing reads,”For the comfort of prospective buyers, this home will be shown by a third party.” Obviously, that did little to squelch our burning curiosity. Is the homeowner none other than cross-dressing, mama’s boy Norman Bates or something? One look at the hideous shower curtain derailed that train of thought. Marion Crane would probably have lived through “Psycho” had the Bates Motel installed this ugly shower curtain. Norman, or Norma, would have been blinded by its tackiness, and one of cinema’s most famous moments would never have occurred. Scary thought!

4. Revenge of the furries

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This Syracuse, NY multi-family home features two separate apartments, and is a great “turn-key” opportunity for an investor, the owner alleges in the listing. One of the apartments even features a vast collection of assorted stuffed animals, including one very odd looking furry. While it’s hard to tell exactly what it is, it isn’t hard to imagine it coming to life and running up and down the halls of the apartment in the middle of the night. We’ll pass on the furries.

5. Ghost hands and more creepy dolls

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The next listing is a lovely modern four-bedroom colonial in Herkimer, NY, on a dead-end road. Things get creepier in the living room, where a set of what could be ghost handprints hangs on the wall.

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And, creepier still, you’ll find yourself greeted by a shrunken head baby doll who looks like a reject from the Island of Misfit Toys in the one of the bedrooms. While the home seems like a good deal at $285,000, we’re still inclined to say nay. Nothing good ever happens on a dead-end road in horror movies.

6. Not the Midnight Meat Train, but close

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This Mount Vision, NY listing includes a scenic 11-acres and a “growing” meat business. Color us curious, but we’ve also read a lot of Clive Barker and we know a meat business may not necessarily a good thing. For starters, who’s supplying the meat? We were going to look at Mount Vision’s population stats, but shuddered and decided we did not want to go into the meat business.

7. Move over, Nessie, there’s a new lake monster in town

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We admit to having a soft spot for the Loch Ness monster, so imagine our excitement when we may have spotted a lake monster a little closer to home. This listing out of Oneonta, NY features a newly refurbished domed home. It is situated close to Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and near Otsego Lake. And, judging from one of the homeowner’s photos, the Ostego Lake monster. We’re not saying we booked a stay at a bed and breakfast in Oneonta to hunt the elusive beast, but we’re also not saying we didn’t. Happy hunting!

8. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

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The snowy photos in this listing out of Pennellville, NY could help but bring up memories of Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Located on Ostego Lake, this charming three-bedroom country home is surrounded by all kinds of nature, and feels very isolated — much like the famed Overlook Hotel in King’s novel.

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However, our imaginations ran away with us when we saw a shovel jutting out of the show beside several grave-like snow banks. While we do want to check out the lake monster, we’re not too keen on being buried in the snow. We’ll pass on this brand of country living and wait for the spring thaw.

9. No more baby dolls, please

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This next listing boasts a “big, beautiful country living home” in Morris, NY ideally situated near three colleges, Cooperstown, and Neahwa Park. The 4,100 square foot home home includes a whopping seven bedrooms in all, and five full baths. And the absolutely most nightmarishly creepy baby doll we’ve ever seen. The homeowner staged said doll at the foot of the bed, like a demonic guard dog. We shall not pass, and we’re happy to go back to looking for lake monsters in nearby Ostego Lake.

10. Pop a Benadryl first

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This Fort Plain, NY listing includes all the makings of a good old fashioned haunting — quiet country road, recently updated “post and beam home,” built in 1865, and features a recent addition, which if you ever caught an episode of “Ghost Hunters” you’d know tends to stir up paranormal activity. But before you grab an EMF detector and go ghost hunting, the ominous black cat just might give you a pause.

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While we’re not opposed to black cats in general, in a spooky setting like this Fort Plain home, it’s hard not to get a chill. We’ll save our Benadryl for another time, and leave the spooks to the professionals.

11. Don’t blink

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Our next listing comes out of Orwell, NY, and features a 1,200 square foot three-bedroom, one-bath home. The property is surrounded by woods, and a river. And while the included photos paint a rather serene photo, we did notice a small anomaly in one particular woodsy photo. In “blink and you might miss it” fashion, the figure of a small child seems to blend in with the autumnal scene. Our hearts stopped, and even as we zoomed in for a closer look we couldn’t be 100 percent what we were looking at. For now, we’re happy to name it the Orwell Ghost.

12. Creepy rental for college kids

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This Ithaca, NY listing is aimed at investors hoping to cash in on those Ithaca College students wanting to live off campus. The building houses two separate three-bedroom units, and has an asking price of $432,000. There were a couple of red flags for us, starting with the homeowner taking an exterior photo from the safety of his car. Looking closer at the photo, we could almost understand why — a small, child-like tuxedo seems to hang on the front porch like a demented wind chime.

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Inside the home, things got more bizarre with an oddly placed office chair and shovel — for those moments when you really need to bury your roommate’s body, but fancy a sit down first. We’re with the homeowner on this one, and we’ll keep our distance.

13. This house is not clean

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Our final listing comes out of Palatine Bridge, NY, and is ripe to host a haunting. The “renovation ready” 3,000 square foot traditional farmhouse sits on nearly eight acres of land, and even boasts servants quarters, a milkhouse and a smokehouse.

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Gothic horror movie, anyone? The fact that the home is in need of some “TLC” makes it the perfect spooky setting.

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Some of the home’s haunting touches include: an old fashioned record player, a pipe organ, a dust covered piano with broken keys, and a creepy oil lamp.

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As far as potentially haunted houses go —

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— we’re sold on this one.

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