Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"The Hungry House" by Robert Bloch

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.   

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