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There’s a valid reason why the vast majority of us are petrified by dark basements. According to many horror or thriller films, some pretty alarming s**t goes down in them. Here’s 5 creepy basements in the movies.

psycPsycho (1960)
Holy mother of. The basement in the Bates household is not a place you’d like to hang out. Unless you’re into older women.

house-at-the-end-of-the-street_basementThe House At The End Of The Street (2012)
“Do not go in the basement!” … They never listen.

rose mcgowanScream (1996)
The garage/basement scene in Wes Craven’s teen slasher masterpiece isn’t one you’ll forget easily when you’re going to grab some more beers from the fridge.

Home-in-the-movie-Home-AloneHome Alone (1990)
Alright. I know this isn’t the horror/thriller genre, but the basement in Home Alone is scary as hell. You know it.

zixZodiac (2007)
I love this movie. And the basement moment really is creepy. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

What’s the creepiest basement in the movies?