Richard Matheson’s Hell House is one of the finest haunted house books out there. If you’ve a passing interest in the genre, or specifically in the ‘houses-that-are-haunted’ sub-genre, then do yourself a favour and check this novel out.
It tells the story of Belasco House, or Hell House, which we learn early on to be the Mount Everest of haunted houses. In the past it has twisted, smashed and destroyed those souls who have sought to understand, control or even temper it. Even before it was haunted, for its former living inhabitants, it was a communal den of sin and iniquity the likes of which few civilised places know. Sounds like a good place for a party, then; just be sure not to advertise it on Facebook. Click here to read more.. »