While I generally try to not watch reality television, one type has caught my attention when they first debuted about a decade ago, the ghost hunting shows. I’ll admit that I believe ghosts are around and that I enjoy these shows partly for their findings and partly for their attempts at making compelling television. When I saw what “The House That Dripped Gore” was about, I couldn’t resist checking it out.
This story follows Stanley Matheson as he is hired to check out Hull House, a haunted home inherited by a rich benefactress. In Stanley’s research of the home he finds that it was the birthplace of a cult and that all of the problems with the home grew from there. He wastes little time in putting together a team consisting of an unbelieving skeptic and two mediums, one a buxom curator of a dark objects and other paraphanelia and the other a victim of a possession that ended with his team dead. Will this ragtag group survive their stay at Hull House, and what secrets will they discover?
I wanted to like this book, I honestly did. This story plays out in a similar fashion as the “Scary Movie”, “Tales From the Crypt”, and “A Haunted House” horror comedies, which I’m somewhat a fan of, but not a whole lot. The attempts at humor come across as a bit heavy handed and downright low brow at times. The twists and turns are what one might expect from this style of horror comedy. If you are a fan of the aforementioned movies, they you will enjoy this book.
Until next time, Addicts…