Spooky story about a evil house & how it draws its victims; In this story the house is used as a funhouse type of "Haunted House". All the monsters are supposed to be actors but as it gets closer to Halloween, the house takes on a life of its own and & monsters become real. The book continues in another Cantrell book called Torments which I liked even better. Both books revolve around Halloween, so it's a great read for the Halloween season.
Each Halloween, the Manse becomes a House of HOrrors. Vampires, werewolves, ghouls and ghosts - not to mention Frankenstein's monster - stalk the premises. Bats and spiders drop upon the unwary. At every turn a new fright awaits - all in fun, of course. But the Manse's history of horror is ancient and terrible - more awful than the innocent trick-or-treaters can imagine. For twelve years it has been biding its time, feeding on the fear its unsuspecting visitors so willingly offered... Until tonight. TOnight is the Thirteenth Annual House of Horrors. It will be the last. Tonight, at the Witching Hour, all Hell will break loose.
bizzare... truly bizzare...
Each Halloween, the Manse becomes a house of horrors. At every turn a new fright awaits - all in fun.The Manse's history is of horror is ancient and terrible more awful than the innocent trick or treaters can imagine. Tonight is the thirteenth annual house of horrors. It will be the last. Tonight at the Witching hour, all Hell will break loose.
Oh! The horror! The book, I mean, as in horrifyingly awful. The Stoopid nicknames (yes, that was on purpose), the cliched, stereotypical characters, the not-very-haunted haunted house. All you need to know about the book is a short blip on page 335. Then you can put it back on the shelf in your local used book store and be grateful you didn't waste six hours of your life. (Cross posted from my Goodreads review)