Visions of Science and Religion in Hell House and The Legend of Hell House

Rubén Sánchez Trigos

Abstract

Hell House, Richard Matheson’s novel published in 1971, and The Legend of Hell House, the film adaptation premiered in 1973, maintain a powerful discourse, common in much of the work of Matheson: the confrontation between the scientific and the supernatural-religious visions when it comes to process reality. Likewise, this confrontation can also be read as a dissection on how the fantastic relates to the cultural paradigms of each era.

Keywords

Richard Matheson, Hell House, science, religion, horror film, John Hough.

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