We love watching cliched scary movies where ghosts and demons terrorize the occupants of a haunted house. But what about those movie mansions that aren't just spooky for their supernatural guests and are instead creepy for their remote distance, their old withering architecture, and their mysterious vacuousness?
In this week's indie horror "You're Next," it's not a ghost-laden house that threatens its residents, but a group of animal-masked killers. And where are these victims residing when they are attacked? Three words: isolated country home. That's about all it takes to create terror, bloodshed, and hair-raising horror.
From Hitchcock's withering Manderlay manor to Leatherface's Texas farmhouse, these are the creepiest country manors on-screen that still give us the heebie-jeebies.