Hell House Author:Richard Matheson The Belasco House. Some people called it "The Mount everest of haunted houses". It was said that demons stalked the ancient rooms; that rites of black magic and the most perverse sexual crimes had been enacted there; that ghosts played havoc with the minds and souls of visitors who passes a night in the old Maine mansions. Twice, teams of psyc... more »hic investigators had examined the place. None escaped unscathed. Suicide, insanity, grotesquely horrifying deaths followed each exploration. Now, a new team was going in to exorcise the dark spirits of... Hell House!« less
A rich guy hires a scientist to research a haunted house. The scientist brings his wife, and two spiritualists. Then the house takes hold of its temporary occupants. Many other books have the same theme, but Richard Matheson wrote this in 1970. Matheson sucessfully wrote many Twilight Zone and Kolchak television episodes. Very atmospheric, great character development, strong storyline. This haunted house tale does not disappoint. Warning: explicit sex, graphic violence.