Creepy, fast-paced, and with just the right amount of twisted macabre. Hell House keeps up the atmosphere throughout and delivers a good, satisfying ending. It's better written than a lot of horror novels too. Definitely a top-notch haunted house story.
One of the best novel-length ghost stories I have ever read. Matheson has a way of getting under your skin, it was hard to put the book down. Have read it a few times since the first.
The best ghost story i have ever read, looking for more
from this author.
I loved this. It was quite scary at times!
This is a classic and awesome haunted house story. Loved this book.
Hell House by Richard Matheson was a disturbingly awesome book. It kept my interest with each character's personal struggles being applified by the evil force within the house. I was surprized by the sensuality, but scared enough to actually have trouble getting to sleep.
This book was really scary. I couldn't stop reading it, I just had to know what happened in the end.
This book was just "OK" for me...I expected more creepy stuff to happen in this haunted house.
I was torn on this book. The atmosphere of the house and the things happening kept giving me goosebumps but when it came down to the characters interacting, I would cringe every time. Out of the 4 characters in the house, 3 got on my nerves. Only Fisher was tolerable for me. Most of the scary scenes were scary enough but some just didn't do anything for me. Then near the end the incident with the hand and Edith (if you read it you'll know what I mean) actually had me laughing. I pretty sure I wasn't supposed to find it amusing. It was still a good read. I was hoping for so much more though.
This is the best horror novel that I have ever read and I see why it is considered a classic. The horror is great, especially because of the vivid descriptions. I enjoyed the characters, but the scientist who didn't believe in ghosts got on my nerves. It wouldn't be a problem in real life, but it bugged me because it is in a ghost story. There is quite a bit of sexual scenarios caused by the ghost who haunts the house so for that reason and the violence, it is definitely only a book for adults and mature teens. I was always wondering what would happen next, such as what ghostly happening would happen next.
This was a very good book. The action started right from the beginning, and never let up. There were no slow parts, no dull parts. Interesting and suspenseful from start to finish. Highly recommended!