“The Haunted and the Haunters” or, The House and the Brain

Halloween is nigh upon us, with the Halloween season in mind, I recommend the following short story.

“The Haunted and the Haunters” or, The House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Such a classic. Fear without blood, a classic haunted house story, winds up the suspense in your mind, rather than hackneyed images, rehashes of Freddie or Jason and variants.

This site, no longer updated, is maintained, so the plethora of stories there will remain, though no new ones added. And the formatting for reading, superlative. In addition, the Kindle and Nook versions of the stories are available for download at no cost.

Google, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart actually sell this “Public Domain” story, but again, read it here for free, and when you’re done, search for other Public Domain stories on this site.

The story “The Haunted and the Haunters” is written in a style once popular probably in the 1800s. Rather than worry about pronouncing last names, or remembering them, only the first letter of the last name is used. Mr. C, Mrs R., etc.

And a friend, Tom L., will appreciate this story, but listen to the narrated one as well, nod nod, wink wink.

“The Haunted and the Haunters” or, The House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/b/bulwer-lytton/edward/haunted/

Here’s the reading of the actual story:

[Occult Horror Audiobook for H. P. Lovecraft Fans] The Haunted and the Haunters
The video consists of a single relevant image, with good quality narration.

Alternately, here’s a radio version. The video consists of a single relevant image, with good quality narration and sound effects. Although altered from the story as written, this version contains the extended ending that I’ve also read.

CBSRMT ~ The House and the Brain 793

Two active sites offering free books (classics) for online reading or download.

ManyBooks
https://manybooks.net

Project Gutenberg
https://www.gutenberg.org

 

Author: Dr-Artaud

A Doctor that is not a Doctor, but named after a character in the movie "No Such Thing", as is the Avatar.

3 thoughts on ““The Haunted and the Haunters” or, The House and the Brain”

  1. Yes indeed! A wonderful cinema street from star to finish that fits this bill is
    ‘Carnival of Souls’…shot in 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas and Saltair, Utah….the wonderful director
    Herk Harvey (unintentionally) created a whole world from frame to frame in a vacuum tube…
    And on a small budget…..

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