Monday, September 22, 2008

The Haunting of Hill House

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: Shirley Jackson: Penguin Books: Fiction: 246 pgs.

Four paranormal seekers plan to spend the summer at Hill House looking for evidence of a truly haunted house. Dr. Montague the scholar who gathered the group asked Eleanor a lonely woman who had a poltergeist experience as a child, Theodora a free spirited psychic, and Luke the future heir to Hill House. Together they get what they hope for but at what price?

One of those rare cases in which the 1963 film version The Haunting, starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom is better and scarier than the book.


1 comment:

lw said...

The book scared the bejeebers out of me and the preview of the movie scared me so much I didn't dare go see it. Chickenlips Wadley