This is a pedestrian haunted house story from 1951.A young couple moves into an old country
house, they notice strange things, then learn the stories of how people died in
the house decades ago.The characters
lack any definition or interest, and for some reason Bloch writes in a jocular
tone which does not permit any tension to develop.A limp effort.
I read “The Hungry House” in the 2012 collection edited by
the VanderMeers, The Weird.