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Hell House by Richard Matheson. Read online, or download in DRM-free ePub format. Hell House has Ratings · Reviews of Books. Author: Richard Matheson. Can any soul survive?Regarded as the Mount Everest of haunted houses. The story was adapted as a comic book mini-series, Richard Matheson's Hell House, written by Ian Edginton, with art by Simon Fraser. It was published in
Terror is implicit, a creation of metaphor and atmosphere; horror is explicit, a product of detail and effect. For me, terror is the meal, and horror is the salt and the spices. Use horror, certainly, for it keeps terror from becoming tasteless, but sprinkle it lightly or soon you will have an inedible concoction on your hands. Also, I believe that the short story is the most effective vehicle for terror because it compels the writer to concentrate on a single effect and use his horror judiciously.
The novel, because of its length, tends to do the opposite. Matheson is too good a craftsman to completely ruin his terror with horror, but I think in Hell House he comes close.
The book begins well enough, with an atmospheric investigation of the old house and an absorbing narrative of its history, including the career of its owner, the evil Emeric Belasco, but then about a third of the way through poltergeist phenomena starts to occur. Soon the sexual attacks begin, first as tentative bitings and gropings much of it prurient, inflicted on a medium who is described as a big-breasted, beautiful former movie star.
And then there is of course the cat attack, the cache of pornographic polaroids, various superficial wounds, etc. Still more than a hundred pages to go, and the reader is shocked and horrified already.
So what does Matheson do?
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