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Passer une semaine dans une maison réputée hantée depuis trente ans telle est la mission confiée au dr Barrett et à une éuipe de spirites par un milliardaire mourant ui veut savoir si son âme lui survivra Mission ue l Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to Bookend Hell House is the sexually awkward tale of a haunted house that can't even bother to be haunted until the book is nearly over Dr Barrett has been hired by a wealthy dying man to investigate one of the most haunted houses known to man Hell House Along with his wife and two professional mediums Dr Barrett packs up his scientific gear and embarks to the long abandoned house to settle the uestion once and for all Do ghosts actually exist? Perhaps the most physically chilling aspect of the house is that all of its windows have been bricked up so the interior is cast in eternal gloom It's reputation however is the most terrifying aspect of all It's the Mount Everest of haunted houses you might say There were two attempts to investigate it one in 1931 the other in 1940 Both were disasters Eight people involved in those attempts were killed committed suicide or went insane Only one survived and I have no idea how sound he is There's nothing fancy about the prose in this book which is fine It's a uick and easy read driven forward by the author's keen use of dialogue Even when very little is happening the natural flow of conversation keeps the story moving at a steady pace The book does however have what is perhaps the most poorly constructed sentence yet encountered Tongues of flame leaped upward crackingly Hell House may have been suitable under the category of mystery rather than horror because so much of the book has to do with the uestion of whether or not Dr Barrett can solve the mystery of the house Unfortunately Dr Barrett's scientific approach to hauntings and his pragmatic thinking is often invoked to downplay the paranormal events at Hell House which actively dilutes any chilling moments Over two hundred pages in Horny House Hell House finally shifts from reading like a mystery to proclaiming itself a horror novel Strangely the author relies heavily on rape to drive his plot And he regularly invokes a fear of sexual orientation suggesting that to one character in particular there's nothing horrific than the mere notion of being gay After waiting so long to be spooked or feel a burning need to turn on all the lights the notion that a character might falter in sexual orientation was hardly a terrifying payoff On that note the book often reads like a male sexual fantasy There are several crude salacious hyper sexualized incidences in this book and they always involve women It gives the reader a very uncomfortable sense that the author was penning his own sexual fantasies while writing this book Whether or not that's true doesn't change the fact that the depictions of female characters are enough to invoke an excess of eye rolling and bodily cringes Speaking of which the book includes this bizarre gem Let his God cock sink into my mouth she said Let me drink his holy burning jismAwkward sex scenes aside the book's conclusion leaves something to be desired After such a long wait for noteworthy paranormal events to transpire the story suddenly moves at a clipped pace with a mediocre reveal provided at

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Hell HouseE parapsychologue s'empresse d'accepter espérant bien ainsi triompher des maléfices et vérifier ses théories scientifiues sur l'existence d'une vie après la mort Arrivés sur place les investigateurs se rendent vite com “I am certain you will find your stay here most illuminatingIt is regrettable I cannot be here with youAll your needs have been provided forNothing has been overlooked Go where you will and do what you will – these are the cardinal precepts of my home Feel free to function as you choose There are no responsibilities no rules ‘Each to his own device’ shall be the only standard here May you find the answer that you seek It is here I promise you” Emeric Belasco in Richard Matheson’s Hell House 1971“Our house is a very very very fine house” Crosby Stills Nash Young “Our House” from the album Déjà vu 1970Here I am as we hurtle towards Christmas attempting to finish up my Halloween reading If you suint though Richard Matheson’s Hell House is kinda sorta a Christmas book No there isn’t a tree or lights or ornaments or Santa or a crèche There is to be clear very little by way of cheer Yes there are demonic presences possession insidious terror and death But it’s set in the days leading up to Christmas To be precise the entire course of this novel takes place between December 18 and December 24 1970 So there’s thatThe plot and setting of Hell House is very familiar Indeed if you’ve ever read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House you’ll find it a variation on the same theme Derivative even Both books take place in legendary haunted houses and feature a small cast of characters who attempt to explore its paranormal reputation But whereas Hill House deals in slow creeping and ambiguous terror Matheson’s work is one of horror By the end of Hell House there are no ambiguities left All is revealed in explicit fashion For further non reuired reading My review of The Haunting of Hill House Matheson doesn’t waste any time with a lengthy set up Within the first few pages the premise is laid out A rich old man named Deutsch wants to know the truth about ghosts He’s willing to pay well for facts that support either position So he offers a great deal of money for a few ualified people to enter the infamous Belasco House in Maine The deal they have to stay a week; and also not die The four people who take up Deutsch on his offer are thinly sketched but serve their purposes Dr Barrett is a physicist a man of science who believes that all things have an explanation arising from the laws of nature His wife Edith is a retreating mousy woman dealing naturally in a book like this with some repressed psychosexual issues Florence Tanner is a spiritual medium the kind of “over emotive” type who will soon come into philosophical conflict with Dr Barrett Finally there is Benjamin Fischer once known as one of the most powerful mediums around and who has been in Hell House before and seen its deadly powers Upon entering Hell House “the Mount Everest of haunted houses” Matheson gradually increases the tension This is not a slow moving book by any means and at 301 paperback pages it’s not overlong; however it is not in any great hurry This is a slow burn but one that eventually ignites into a conflagration I found Matheson’s pacing to be generally effective He s

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Hell House eBook õ 349 pages ´ helpyouantib ´ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Hell House Author Richard Matheson – Helpyouantib.co.uk Passer une semaine dans une maison réputée hantée depuis trente ans telle est la mission confiée au dr Barrett et à une éuipe de spirites par un milliardaire mourant ui veut savoir si son âmePte ue le lieu est à la hauteur de sa réputation résonnant des crimes et des orgies u'elle a accueillis par le passé la maison Belasco semble les attendre Prête à posséder les audacieux ui oseront pénétrer en son se I've been a Richard Matheson fan for a few years now and he rarely disappoints Hell House is no different A dying millionaire offers a physicist and two psychics a hundred thousand dollars apiece to spend a week in a haunted house to prove or disprove the existence of an afterlife Sounds simple enough right?Tensions run high between the investigators Barrett thinks Florence's beliefs are crap and his scientific explanation is the only one Fischer doesn't seem to be doing much which also irks Barrett Barret's wife Edith has odd feelings for Florence What's caused by the spirits inhabiting the house and what isn't?The first third of the book is mostly exposition Things don't really start picking up until halfway though but when they do Hell House is really hard to put down Matheson knows all about suspense and tension Just watch that episode of the Twilight Zone he wrote with the gremlin on the wing of the plane The attacks on the investigators by the spirit of inhabiting the Belasco house were fairly brutalThe ending was a tad on the anti climactic side once all was said and done Be that as it may I should have read this book much earlier Highly recommended for fans of the haunted house sub genre of horror