Hell House

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages

"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

Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newpaper 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 townfolks refer to it as the Hell House.

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I remember reading this book and watching the movie a long time ago. So, picking up this book again to read years later has not changed anything about my feelings for this book. This book is scary ... Read full review

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Dr. Lionel Barrett. What a condescending prick. I really hate him. His codependent wife Edith is not much better. Too afraid to be on her own she follows her husband into the mouth of hell. The ... Read full review

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DECEMBER 18 1970
9
DECEMBER 20 1970
19
DECEMBER 21 1970
25
DECEMBER 22 1970
77
DECEMBER 23 1970
119
DECEMBER 24 1970
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Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Now You See It..., and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including several Twilight Zone episodes.

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