by Richard Matheson
A house with a hideous, grotesque history. A man with an, eternally torturous soul? Monstrous creations, disease and cannibalism- it was all enacted in this house with the permission of an uncaring, hating, intimidating man who took pleasure in things unimaginable. This is the foundation of the story, Hell House, by Richard Matheson.
I want to say ai enjoyed this book, because it was a terribly cruel haunted house, but I'm not quite sure. It was perverse in nature and a bit riduculous, but on the scary side. It's not a book that's for the faint of heart. Not because it was gruesome, gross or disgusting. Well, it was disgusting, but in a different sort of way.
The story tells of a man who wa so rich, he could do absolutely anything he wanted and get away with it. He held seances, orgies, murdeorus, even cannabalistic get togethers and all in the name of science. Or was it greed, filth and hubris? The house held all the history, mystery and souls, making it one of the spookiest houses on the map for decades. When a team decides to debunk, in the name of science, they all learn tht it was a true mistake. Nothing can stop Hell House.
Matheson can write some crazy stuff. Richard Matheson, the creator of I Am Legend, wrote this book in 1971. Two years later it was made into a movie, but I am very sure it was a mild version of what the book takes on. Filled with sex, talks of sex, visions of sex, even mentions of necrophilia- it's not for everyone.
Hell House is written well, but wow... way crazy. It was like a civilized version of Caligula or something. I don't know. Crazy good? I'm moving on to the next read.
Published by Viking Press, 1971
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