An incredibly prevalent trope in horror movies made within the last decade, New House, New Problems sees a new family move into a new home, whereupon strange happenings will begin to reveal themselves.


[[folder: Film ]]

* We in fact see this happen ''twice'' in ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' [[spoiler: before we find out that it isn't because of the house...]]
* ''Film/TheMoneyPit'' plays the trope [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].
%%* ''[[MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]''.
* ''Film/TheConjuring'' has the family start being haunted by a demonic witch after moving into their new house.
* Recurring trope in the ''Franchise/{{Amityville}}'' series, either by a family moving into a HauntedHouse, or by receiving a cursed item that brings problems to their new home.
* ''Film/{{Juon}}'' and its American remake ''Film/TheGrudge'': woe betide anyone who moves into the cursed house shown in this film series.
* Walsh family in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge'' has just moved into the house on 1428 Elm Street when Freddy starts making his comeback.
* The Deetzes move into a HauntedHouse in ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. However, the lackluster haunting job done by Adam and Barbara Maitland does nothing to scare them away.
* A non-supernatural example in ''Film/PanicRoom''. Meg and Sarah move into a big house in New York, and get trapped in the titular panic room by thieves the first night. [[spoiler:The ending shows them looking for another house.]]
* In ''Film/{{Sinister}}'', a crime writer moves into the house where a grisly murder took place. You'll never guess what happens.
* In ''Film/FullCircle'', Julia just wants to escape her overbearing husband and the memories of her daughter's death by moving into a new house alone. Naturally, the house has a deep dark past and is apparently haunted.
* Amanda moves in a house together with her mother and stepfather in ''Film/HouseOfOrphans'', only to discover later that the house was once an orphanage where children were tortured to death in the TortureCellar. Already on the first day she gets attacked by a CreepyChild, later joined by a witch.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Tends to happen in practically every other ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book.
* The entire ([[{{Metafiction}} innermost]]) plot of ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' is built around this.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' begins when Coraline and her parents move to a new house, which contains a door into a spooky MirrorUniverse...
* The hotel from ''Literature/TheShining'', though the Torrances are only planning a temporary stay.


[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* The setting of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''.
** A different Murder House is the setting to ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/HelloNeighbor'', the protagonist moves to a new house and gets suspicious of his neighbor's locked-up CreepyBasement. The plot of the game is them attempting to open the basement door and find out what's down there.
* The Sardinis in ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'' go through no less than four houses. All of them are haunted.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Parodied in ''Website/SomethingAwful's'' ''[[ Doom House]]''. Or possibly played straight, if it's possible to think of anything used there without being parodied. It's just a one-person "family", though. The house turns out to be [[spoiler: haunted by a strange doll and built over a terrorist burial camp]].
--> "My name is Reginald P. Linux, and ever since my wife died, I've been very depressed. This is why I've been searching for the house of my dreams. But as a philosopher once said, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor be careful what you dream for]], because you just. Might. Get it."