"Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written. It looms over the rest the way the mountains loom over the foothills." -- Stephen King
From the author of I Am Legend comes Richard Matheson's Hell House, the basis for the supernatural horror film starring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill.
Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newspaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death.
Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.
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One of the best ghost stories that I've ever read. Matheson never disappoints!
Horror at it's best
This is the kind of book that makes you paranoid & uncomfortable while reading it. Next best thing to a great horror movie. Heart pounds. Sweaty hands. Neighboring sounds put you on edge. I swear I was being watched while reading it. Ha!
What it boils down to is his words come alive & you find yourself so engrossed that time stands still. Absolutely incredible.
Thanks to Stephen King for mentioning on his book jacket that Matheson was his inspiration to write. It inspired me to look him up & I soon discovered that a few of his books became movies. Awesome movies too. :)
I finished this book in 3 days ! That’s how good it was that I couldn’t stop reading, at work, at home, in between being a mom, wife, co-worker , this book kept me so hooked it was definitely a Great read !