Haunted house Essays

  • Disneyland's Haunted Houses

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    involved in the haunted houses that we love so much today. Going through time starting with the Egyptians and ending with the year of 2015 haunted houses have evolved so much and so has the scare factor. Throughout the years there has always been a need for things that are scary or haunted. Weather is be because you need to keep people out of a place that is sacred, for the entertainment of others, or just to be able to scare people around Halloween. In 1915 the first haunted house was built and allowed

  • Haunted House In America

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    Best Haunted House in America, St. Francisville, LA The Myrtles Plantation has been scaring people since the 1800's. Located 85 miles from New Orleans and just 25 miles outside of Baton Rouge, this plantation offers more than ghouls and goblins. If you want to experience ghostly hauntings, they have a spot open for you. History When “Whiskey Dave” also known as General David Bradford fled the law to avoid arrest during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791, he landed in St. Francisville, Louisiana. He

  • Similarities Between The Others And A Haunted House

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    Virginia Woolf’s short story, “A Haunted House”, and in the film “The others” by Alejandro Amenabar show in special occasions similitudes of feminine gothic literature. The short story and the film develop many gothic elements which are based on external struggle in both works, as in the film and in the short story tries to find out what is happening in the mysterious house. This both works are showing the feminine gothic literature in the setting and the character development, the social and cultural

  • Difference Between Haunted House And Haunting Of Hill House

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    Hell House by Richard Matheson and Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson are two 20th-century horror novels centered around haunted houses. Albeit on the same subject, the two books have a lot of differences and both contribute their fair share to the genre. The horror genre in itself is an integral part of literature that creates suspense and terror in a reader, creating an experience that can not be emulated by other genres. These two books, especially Matheson’s Hill House, are prime examples

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Arizona's Best Haunted House

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    had finally arrived. My friends and I, have been planning on going to a Haunted House called "Fear Farm" for ages. It has been voted Arizona's "Best Haunted House" in Phoenix. We wanted to experience something truly frightening together, so we decided on going there tonight. After all, this was the perfect season to go on an epic adventure. I quickly look through my mini backpack to make sure I had my ticket for the Haunted House only to come up empty. For a second my heart skips a beat but soon settle

  • Haunted House Analysis

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    The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson, is the story of four people, Eleanor, Theodora, Luke, and Dr. Montague, discovering the horrors that lie in the town’s haunted mansion commonly known as Hill House. Jackson exposes the psychological journey this house forces the four to go on while also embracing the eerie haunted house genre. In relation to The Haunting of Hill House, “Haunted Houses”, an article by Sylvia Grider, explains the haunted house genre and why and how it exists in American

  • Hope's Short Story: The Haunted House

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    The shadows of the night cast upon the hills of Screamersville Virginia, where mansions circled the hill. The hill was the most exclusive place in the town, only the richest of rich could reside there. And lucky for Hope she was one of them. Hope peered out of her window to see a sight that was unthinkable. She saw three cars parked on the estate next door. No one had lived in the mansion for years.This was due to killing that occurred a decade past. Poor Mrs.Graves was sitting on her porch, and

  • Summary: Screamfest At Canobie Lake

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    five frightful haunted houses, actors dawned in terrifying costumes following your every move, and spooky decorations pinned up throughout the park. It is a massively popular haunt for those of all ages throughout fall months. May through August, Canobie Lake Park is a favorable amusement park to cool off, relax, and have fun. Nevertheless, when the last weekend in September rolls around, be prepared to be scared. At $36 for general admission, there is access to all haunted houses, all operating

  • Hill House As A Haunted House

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    HILL HOUSE AS A FAIRYLAND OF BEAUTY AND SECRETS INTRODUCTION You can’t just jump into your bed while reading a book. There are no special effects or actors wearing that creepy makeup to scare the hell out of you. You can leave a book aside for some days but still it has the power to hold you up in its terror that no movie can match. Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco on December 14, 1916. She spent her childhood in California, where she started writing poetry and short stories as a teenager

  • Bran Castle In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    kid again. Only now, as an adult, the possibilities are endless for a ghostly getaway. Well this year, freely satisfy the urge to overindulge in Halloween festivities. The sudden feeling of uncontrollable excitement of attending spooky events and haunted is gone, abandon them and pursue true delight. Halloween is synonymous with American craze, over-the-top costume, extravagant parties, and parades across the nation. Other parts of the world are starting to catch on, while others have been scaring

  • Old Houses In New Orleans: Are They Real Or Real?

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    evidence that ghost are real, some say that's bull crap. Some people say New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the most haunted place in America, some say it just has a bad history. But what is the truth? Is all the old buildings in New Orleans really haunted or is it just a ploy to get people to come? In New Orleans, sometime around the years 1839-1873 a man named Jean Le Prete owned a large house in New Orleans. Le Prete would stay in the home during the winter and fall months. In the spring and summer months

  • Olde Town Inn Research Paper

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    The intimidating Inn Located just outside of Washington, D.C., a haunted house is located in Manassas, VA. The hotel dates back to the Civil War, which was a hospital for injured soldiers. Olde Town Inn has gotten a lot of complaints as well as mysteries about the hotel. Olde Town Inn has guests losing their mind while staying in particular rooms, and leaves the puzzling guests with frightening thoughts. The ghost that lives in the hotel is called “Miss Lucy.” Miss Lucy is seen to be

  • Eastern State Prison Observation Report

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    Halloween is upon us. With Halloween around the corner the most popular activity to do is go to a haunted house. Curious teenagers, couples, families looking for a scare all attend haunted houses. And of course there is no other place you would go to in the tri-state area than Eastern Sate Penitentiary, a now national landmark and one time, operating prison. Eastern State Penitentiary is the largest haunted house in America. Living close to Philadelphia there is a lot of talk about Eastern State Penitentiary

  • What Does The Haunted Palace Symbolize In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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    Fall of the House of Usher” has very perplexing symbolism and metaphors that can be hard to decipher. The symbolism in his stories reflects his horrific past in a unique way for each piece. By using imagery and symbolism in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe creates very controversial topics to be discussed by the reader such as what Poe meant with the imagery he used to describe the appearance of The House of Usher, Roderick and Madeline's supposed mental illness, and "The Haunted Palace". To

  • The Haunted House Analysis

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    The house is the most familiar thing to. The uncanny is about the familiar made strange “a hidden familiar thing that has undergone repression an emerged from it” . In architecture this can relate to your initial read of the building in relation to its surroundings and our subconscious expectation of the building based on previous experiences. The expectation of the old/known/familiar but actually it isn’t really exactly as you envisaged it, something has been shifted and altered to make you question

  • Research Paper On Amityville

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    horror Meet the most controversial haunted house in America. The Amityville horror house. Amityville, the sleepy small town located in New York just southwest of Long Island. Amityville “horror” house is nothing but a cozy house built on a canal. Elegant and beautiful, The Amityville house was the example of exceptional wealth in Amityville. Except there is one more detail that is not so elegant or beautiful. Six of the Defeo family was found dead in this house on November 13th, 1974, including

  • Statesville Haunted Prison Analysis

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    others continue on enjoying the frightening thrill of a haunted house. This fall, haunted attractions have the potential of bringing out people’s inner fears. “It was one of the freakiest things I have ever seen,” senior Mia Gurgevich said. Statesville Haunted Prison has been one of the most frightening haunted houses in Illinois for almost 20 years. Statesville has two sections that customers can choose from. The most popular one is the haunted prison. Here visitors walk through approximately 20

  • The Lutzes Story Of Ronald Defeo Jr.

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    Have you ever walked into a house and wondered about the background? Did you know that every house has a secret?Did you know, that 90% of houses in the world have had murders? The Lutzes Story The Defeo home where the Lutz family lived is claimed to be haunted. Ronald Defeo Jr Murdered his whole family in their sleep and is currently serving a 25 years to life. other people have lived in the Amityville house and said nothing ever happened while living there. After 28 days after moving into their

  • Realm Of Realm-Personal Narrative

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    saying in a cheery tone Do you want to go to a haunted house with me tonight? Wear something nice! I said yes and went to pick out my outfit. I wore a black crop top with a zombie on it, some high waisted skinny jeans, my white converse, and my hair up in a messy bun. I knew this was a perfect outfit for tonight since we were going into a haunted house and I was wearing a shirt with a zombie on it. Alison picked me up at eight and we went to the haunted house. The line was long and while we were waiting

  • Whaley House Research Paper

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    The Whaley House, If You Dare The Whaley House has been known for its haunting spirits before it was ever built in 1857. Thomas Whaley designed and built the house in San Diego.Before the house was built, a nasty execution was done. The hanging was very unorganized that it took one hour for Yankee Jim to strangle to death. It was proven his feet or toes touched the ground. Ever since Yankee 's death paranormal activity has been it 's number one priority. Some visitors believe the house is the most