1. Dead Waters - Everything released about this house so far looks and sounds incredible. I'm a sucker for elaborate sets and practical effects, which the house looks like it will have in spades. Still, the voodoo concept lends itself to something intimate and scary as well, so if this can combine an eerie atmosphere with spectacle, this house will be something special. 2. Hive - I probably shouldn't be this excited for a Conjuring reskin, but the concept is cool and I'm really into the idea of an 80s horror aesthetic. Everyone's hinting that this house may be absolutely terrifying, so it's getting me hyped. 3. Scarecrows: The Reaping - I don't know how scary I actually find them, but ever since the Goosebumps book about the occult scarecrows, I dig them as a horror concept. Also that description describing them as the Earth and Wind's vengeance is super badass. My only concern is if it winds up being Texas Chain Saw 2.0; that was my most disappointing house last year and there are definite aesthetic similarities. 4. The Fallen - Definitely a unique concept and images so far look gorgeous, but the heavy metal has me worried. Quiet, eerie houses are way more effective in my opinion, so I'm worried this house will just be sensory overload with no real scares. 5. The Shining - I was originally super hyped for this house, and definitely can't wait to walk on that hallway carpet. However, the more I think about it, the more I can't think of how you'd actually do a haunted house Shining. I loved the Exorcist last year though so I'll give the benefit of the doubt towards challenging properties. 6. Saw - Still need to watch the films, but I like gore and I assume this house will have a lot of it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. 7. Ash vs Evil Dead - Really wished this was the rumored Evil Dead 1 + 2 house if only so I could see the laughing room in person. I liked the show well enough, but almost exclusively because of the charming cast. It's not really scary, and the humor can be hit or miss. Since Bruce Campbell himself won't be in the house, there isn't much reason to care. 8. American Horror Story - I love Roanoke, hate Coven, and haven't seen Asylum yet. I thought last year's house was fine, but those seasons were also more visually interesting to me, so we'll see. I'm sure it will be a solid house though. 9. The Horrors of Blumhouse - I don't like any of the movies featured and all the rumors about this house make it sound like a tire fire.