In Richard Matheson's Hell House, the ultra-haunted Belasco House is described as "the Mount Everest of Haunted Houses" and boy howdy, does it ever live up to that moniker. Matheson's horrifying shock-fest throws four unwitting paranormal investigators into the veritable mouth of Hell, subjecting them to all manner of psychological and physical torment in this most steroidal of ghost stories. Consult your spirit guide and join Jack and Kate on the astral plane for an in-depth discussion of the novel and its place within the supernatural horror canon.
Is it a good idea to bring a cat into a haunted house? How can you, too, become one of history's greatest monsters? What on earth does the Christmas season have to do with what's going on? All this and more will be explored in this episode of Bad Books for Bad People.