Are Haunted House stories nothing interesting/overdone these days?

In my haunted story, it is based on the Fundamentalist Christian Hell House theme.

There was a Hell House created by fundamentalist Christians, but one day it became inhabited by real fallen angels who twisted the house; sulfuric smells, cold air, grieving naked statues, snake skins, goat horns hanging on the walls, bird-people statues, paintings of Bosch's Earthly Delights and Dante's Inferno and Lakes of fire and a sculpture of the Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin, dusty furniture, pictures of the infernal cities of Dis and Pandaimoneum, books like the Devil's Bible and Faust and The Devil in Love, Faustian Bargain papers, Devil's bridges pictures, the Devil's Trill music, pact inks, devil's chimney rocks, jewels of red carnelian, chrysolite, white moonstone, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald, pinned bat wings and devil's coach horse beetles and flies, she-wolf skins, red wigs, wall paintings of dragons and man-headed bulls, and fire designs.

The house would make noises, make changes, crack windows and mirrors, create heavy smoke from fireplaces, the pictures/paintings would move, objects float around, etc.

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    This sounds more like special effects than a haunted house. It's nice that you have a knowledge of infernal culture, but a truly scary haunted house story comes from the reader's imagination as much as from imagery. Try reading the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. (Not the movie -- the orginal book) The house plays on the emotional weaknesses within the characters and very little is actually seen. You might also have a look at Stephen King's The Shining and Rose Red.

  • dagmar
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    4 years ago

    right here in San Diego we've the Whaley homestead, it truly is said to be crawling with ghosts of the kinfolk. Frankly, i have under no circumstances felt nor considered something there, and that i now finish that no kinfolk would have possibly sustained all the tragedy the Whaley's reportedly did. So i'm placing out to finish that it is in basic terms fake claims created to attempt to make a run-of-the-mill previous homestead right into a vacationer allure.

  • 9 years ago

    Sounds intresting to me. I love a good haunted house story. Never gets old if done right.

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