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Hell House

A horror novel by author Richard Matheson about a haunted house.

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More Creepy Than The Shining!

  • May 12, 2009
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This is one of the few horror novels I read where parts actually scared me! Four people spend a week at a haunted house for $100,000. Similiarly, several years earlier four people did the same thing and three died and one was practically driven mad!

Almost immediately upon arriving things start happening, some being very life-threatening. When reading this book you wonder what is keeping the people from just getting the hell outta there (I know I would!).

We find out that the house was originally owned by a mad rich person that liked to have wild orgy-like parties that started moving into torture, murder, cannabalism and anything else you can think of (I wonder if Stanely Kubrick got the idea for his mansion in Eyes Wide Shut from this book?). Because of all the evil and death that have occurred in the house, there is a lot of evil energy floating around that seems to be amplified by two of the guests (both mediums with very strong psychic abilities).

Some of the attacks on the guests turn out quite gruesome (one of the guests is viciously attacked by a possessed cat).

Don't read this one when you're alone!

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December 10, 2009
I need to reread this one. So many of the haunted house stories are so similar that I get them mixed up. Well done review.
December 10, 2009
Do it if you can. This one was the best of the lot!
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Quick Tip by . December 10, 2009
Before The Shining, there was a far creepier book and this is it!
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Author: Richard Matheson
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Format: Novel

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