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Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.
I’ve always loved a good haunted house story. There’s something about spooky old houses infested with things that go bump in the night that stir one’s blood on a dark rainy night. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Glen McDonough
Ooooh... so scary! This is a classic of haunted mansions and it has it all: poltergeists, ghosts, possessed mediums, an awesome creepy house with a haunted steam room and even a... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gorilichis
I saw Hell House listed somewhere as one of the "50 Scariest Books of All Time." The brief review included a quote from Stephen King asserting as much. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Matt S.
While there are no jump in your seat moments (are those only possible in movies?), the tale is intriguing, and I found myself wanting to go back to see what would happen next. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Easar57
I read this after being unable to get through the dull and painfully slow haunting of hill house. It also shares some of the problems with that hill house story, such as annoying... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
“It's the Mount Everest of haunted houses.” Hell House is a novel written by Richard Matheson about the “Mount Everest of haunted houses. Read morePublished 29 days ago by N. H.
I loved the first 3/4 but the ending is not that good and kind of ruins the book overall pretty goodPublished 1 month ago by Alexander
I had mixed feeling about this novel from beginning to end. I had picked it up as a recommended ghost story, but upon reflection I think it needs to be looked at as a creature... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David J. Thirteen