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Hell House - Richard Matheson
Hell House
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312868857 (0312868855)
ASIN: 312868855
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 301
Edition language: English
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Living an Enriched Life
Living an Enriched Life rated it
3.5 Hell House
Richard Matheson was no doubt the master of his chosen craft. This horror novel has what every single horror novel should have in every single chapter of its story. The story itself is quite tense and quite gore, and it does not drag along too much and actually eventually reaches its satisfying and ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.5 Hell House
Well, that was not what I had expected. I didn’t expect all the sexual and passionate aspects of this novel. I did enjoy this novel though and I thought the historical elements and the characters in the novel complimented each other. All the while I was reading this novel, I kept thinking “Vincent P...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
3.0 Hell House by Richard Matheson
Bought during Audible's $2.99 sale (10/13/17)! . It's more now, sorry about that. A rich guy offers to pay a group of people to stay a few nights in a haunted house to prove there is life after death. All previous attempts to do such a stupid thing at this particular house have ended very badly fo...
ecmarshall
ecmarshall rated it
2.0 Hell House
I was not frightened by Hell House. To instill horror, the novel depends largely on the transgression of sexual mores. Those mores seem quite outdated to this reader in 2016. There are already many excellent reviews that make the same point, so I'll say no more on that topic.I gave Hell House two...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Hell House
Sometimes it's nice to just read a really good horror book. I think besides a couple of flow problems and the story taking a while to get going, there is a reason why this one is a classic.Taking place in 1970, a man named William Deutsch wants to investigate the possibility of life after death. He...
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