HELL HOUSE A HORROR NOVEL .

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Hell House

Novel by Richard Matheson

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Hell House is a horror novel by American novelist Richard Matheson, published in 1971. 

Originally published: 1971AuthorRichard MathesonAdaptationsThe Legend of Hell House (1973)Page count: 288PublisherViking PressGenres: Novel, Horror fiction.

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Is Hell House fiction or nonfiction :

It was produced as a “true story”, but not all facts could be proven. Five years later, a documentary crew led by producer Diane Graves decides to investigate the tragedy further.

When was hell house written :

1971Hell House is a horror novel by American novelist Richard Matheson, published in 1971.

Where was The Legend of Hell House filmed :

The external shots of the house were filmed at Wykehurst Park, West Sussex. Mr. Deutsch’s mansion in the opening sequence is Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The interior shot of the long room is the palace’s library.

Is Hell’s House scary :

Hell House LLC definitely has scenes that are legitimately freaky and intense, but they don’t use a bunch of cheap jump scare tactics which I appreciate.Jun 9, 2018.

First edition
AuthorRichard Matheson
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror
PublisherViking Press
Publication date1971
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages288
ISBN0-312-86885-5
OCLC41944575

Adaptations :

In 1973, the novel was made into a film The Legend of Hell House, starring Pamela FranklinRoddy McDowallClive Revill, and Gayle Hunnicutt. Matheson wrote the screenplay.

The story was also adapted as a comic book mini-seriesRichard Matheson’s Hell House, written by Ian Edginton, with art by Simon Fraser. It was published in 2004 by IDW Publishing and collected as a trade paperback in 2008.

Plot :

The story of Hell House concerns four people – Dr. Lionel Barrett, a physicist with an interest in parapsychology, his wife Edith, and two mediums (Florence Tanner, a spiritualist and mental medium, and Benjamin Franklin Fischer, a physical medium who had been to the haunted house 30 years earlier.). Barrett, Tanner, and Fischer are hired by dying millionaire, William Reinhardt Deutsch, to investigate the possibility of life after death and to solve with a time limit of one week. To do so, they must enter the infamous Belasco House in Maine.

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Richard Matheson
NovelsI Am Legend (1954)The Shrinking Man (1956)A Stir of Echoes (1958)The Beardless Warriors (1960)Hell House (1971)Bid Time Return (1975)What Dreams May Come (1978)Earthbound (1982)
Short storiesBorn of Man and Woman” (1950)”Button, Button” (1970)
ScreenplaysThe Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)House of Usher (1960)”The Last Flight” (1960)”Nick of Time” (1960)”A World of Difference” (1960)”A World of His Own” (1960)Master of the World (1961)The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)”The Invaders” (1961)”Once Upon a Time” (1961)Night of the Eagle (1962)Tales of Terror (1962)”Little Girl Lost” (1962)”Young Man’s Fancy” (1962)The Raven (1963)”Death Ship” (1963)”Mute” (1963)”Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” (1963)”Steel” (1963)The Comedy of Terrors (1964)The Last Man on Earth (1964)”Night Call” (1964)”Spur of the Moment” (1964)Fanatic (1965)The Young Warriors (1966)”The Enemy Within” (1966)The Devil Rides Out (1968)De Sade (1969)Duel (1971)The Night Stalker (1972)The Night Strangler (1973)The Legend of Hell House (1973)Dying Room Only (1973)Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1973)The Morning After (1974)Scream of the Wolf (1974)Trilogy of Terror (1975)Dead of Night (1977)The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (1977)The Martian Chronicles (1980)Somewhere in Time (1980)Jaws 3-D (1983)Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)”Button, Button” (1986)Loose Cannons (1990)The Dreamer of Oz (1990)Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics (1994)Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
Adaptations
by others
And When the Sky Was Opened” (1959)”Third from the Sun” (1960)Cold Sweat (1970)The Omega Man (1971)The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)What Dreams May Come (1998)Stir of Echoes (1999)”Dance of the Dead” (2005)”My Ambition” (2006)I Am Legend (2007)I Am Omega (2007)The Box (2009)”The Splendid Source” (2010)Real Steel (2011)

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