Ghostly Paintings of Horror Cinema’s Spookiest Houses

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They symbolize our repressed fears and the other hidden complexities of our subconscious. The “haunted” house is a well-worn trope in horror cinema—but with good reason. If you need proof of our enduring fascination with these ominous, labyrinthine spaces, look no further than our current obsession with modern haunted houses like Blackout and immersive theater experiences that lead audiences into a darkened interior (Then She Fell, Sleep No More, Speakeasy Dollhouse). Artist Candice Tripp evokes the “haunted” houses of cinema in her series of paintings (in ghostly black and white) featuring film’s spookiest abodes. From modern favorites like The House of the Devil and The Conjuring to classics such as Halloween and The Omen, the smaller scale of Tripp’s artworks—which feature swirling, phantasmagorical brushwork—lure us closer to explore the curious and dangerous entities within.

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The Fog

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The Omen

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Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

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The Changeling

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The House of the Devil

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The Conjuring

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Suspiria

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The Evil Dead

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Halloween

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Ils / Them

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The Birds