Originally Posted by AE35Unit
Had a google for this, couldnt find that specific title but I did find "Hell House" (1953)
Is this the Richard Matheson of I Am Legend fame?
A) Hell House
in 1953? What was your source on this one, Larry? Hell House
is a novel by Richard Matheson which was first published in 1971, not 1953.
B) Yes, it's the same Matheson. Hell House
is a very good novel, but there are also some pretty graphic passages dealing with both sex and violence. They aren't gratuitous
, but they are
uncompromising and uncomfortable to read. Nonetheless, it is one I would highly recommend.
Incidentally, a peculiar little personal note: When I first read the novel shortly after it was published, I kept picturing Roddy McDowall as Benjamin Franklin Fisher. He just immediately came to mind. Sure enough, when the film The Legend of Hell House
was made two years later, that is who was cast in the role....