It probably won't be the price of these homes that scare you away.
Here are seven properties that have been abandoned, used as backdrops for horrific fictional crimes or have reputations for being "haunted," from The Dakota where John Lennon was killed to the "Silence of the Lambs" house in Pennsylvania.
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Apartment at the Dakota in Manhattan
John Lennon was fatally wounded outside The Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980, but the building was also used for exterior shots for the horror film, “Rosemary's Baby.” If that isn't enough to scare you, then take it from one resident, talk show host Maury Povich, who reportedly called the building “very haunted.” If you want to live at The Dakota, despite its malevolent history, then you can bid for a 4,500-square-foot apartment priced at $14.5 million.
Gustav Mayer House on Staten Island
Although long referred to as a haunted historic house, there's no proof of any spectral presence at the Gustav Mayer mansion that was named for the father of the Nabisco sugar wafer. However, the empty mansion is the perfect backdrop for a creep show, with crumbling walls and derelict furniture. Fashion magazines have been attracted to its qualities, and even the Olson twins had a photo shoot there. The 7,700-square-foot home is on the market in October 2015 for $2.31 million.
'Silence of the Lambs' home in Pennsylvania
Yes, the creepy Pennsylvania home where a serial killer makes a suite out of human skin in "The Silence of the Lambs" can be yours for an asking price of $300,000. Unfortunately, there is no dungeon, so you can't plot your own sadistic lair.
The 'Scarface' killing mansion in Montecito, California
This 10,000-square-foot mansion in Montecito, California, was the backdrop for the bloodbath at the end of "Scarface," when actor Al Pacino's character faces off against 20 assassins. The palatial estate was designed as a Roman villa, and it retains all its glamour from when it was built in the 1900s. Though the killings there were fictional, it might be difficult to get a good night's sleep thinking about all the fake blood that once covered its luxurious halls.
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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is creepy if you take into account that it's where the late King of Pop would let children sleep with him in his bed. As authorities focused on allegations that Jackson was committing sexual crimes at the ranch, the property became a focus of the tabloid media and criminal investigations. If that's not enough to give you pause when going to bed at night in this sumptuous 2,700-acre ranch, we don't know what will. It's on the market in October 2015 for $100 million.
Jeffrey Dahmer boyhood home
Jeffrey Dahmer's Ohio boyhood home is notorious for being his virgin killing ground, where he dismembered his first victim and scattered the remains around the property. Now you can own this infamous landmark of true American horror, priced around $300,000 in October 2015. Just think, you could even stumble upon a body part while roaming the land of your new abode.
Colorado Ghost Town
The town of Uptop, Colorado, was once famous for having the highest railroad in the world. But today it is an abandoned town of 43 acres that is recognized as a National Historic District. Uptop includes an original stone depot, chapel, school, barn, residential cabins and even a tavern and dancehall. The town was restored after a family from Massachusetts purchased the property in 2001. In October 2015, for $1 million, this empty town can be all yours.