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hell house

n
(in the US) a visitor attraction provided by fundamentalist Christians, in which each room contains a gruesome tableau of a sin and its divine punishment, intended to encourage the spectator to seek salvation in Christ
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That's what New Life Covenant Church in Elgin is organizing for Halloween with a "Hell House" for people 15 and up.
On the Conflict-Laden Meeting of Incompatible Beliefs and Knowledge Systems in Three British Films from the Year 1973 (The Legend of Hell House, Don't Look Now, The Wicker Man") (77-101); the last of these three horror films may be familiar to older readers.
Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are back from Wan's 2013 smash "The Conjuring," and this time they're are chasing down the lurid goings-on in a North London council flat that's basically the British version of the Amityvllle hell house. Telling the story of Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor)--a single mother, and her four children, who are being menaced by undead spirits--Wan digs into a standard playbook of spook-show gambits, banking on the idea that yesterday's hurtling furniture and levitating pre-teen girl can add up to today's retro freakout.
Hell house Crime Reporter john.siddle@trinitymirror.com jsiddle @ THESE shocking pictures show the trail of devastation left by a Merseyside husband who tortured his wife over three days before torching their home.
The Awakening, The Legend Of Hell House...YOU'LL LIKE THIS It's psych-illogical bunkum TWO ghostbusters go after a psychic swindler in a psychological thriller written and directed by Rodrigo Corts, the man behind the brilliant Buried.
"The scenes in the Hell House will shock you, particularly if you have never heard of them before, and you will become engrossed in the story.
His book, "The Legend of Hell House" is nothing to read in the back pew on Sunday either.
Winning the lead role in her church's annual haunted house of sin, aptly named Hell House, will definitely help her achieve this goal.
The rooftop addition atop Carroll Gardens' notorious "Hell House" is finally coming down after the city agreed to rezone the neighborhood to prevent out-of-scale development, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
THE Celebrity Big Brother "hell house" is ready and waiting and the new housemates will be making themselves at home tomorrow for the final fling of celebrity voyeurism.
"Through the vehicle of drama," their Web site proclaims, this Hell House "vividly communicates to all witnesses that there is a spiritual battle raging each day that they live."
Several Marines were able to escape the house--which was later given the moniker "Hell House"--but others were pinned down inside.