The Guardian has a good book section with timely articles and today they go into, figuratively, some haunted houses from literature. The earliest known use of an old crumbling castle as a gothic scare device comes from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto written in 1764. The recent film The Woman in Black, based on a novel of the same name by Susan Hill, casts a very un-Harry Potter-like Daniel Radcliffe into one of the scariest houses we've seen since The Shining. Yes, I know that was a hotel but technically the characters were living there and...well, read on and have a wonderful (and safe) Halloween!!
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