My House of Horrors

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The hearse with the weird odor slowed to a stop before the entrance. The sound of pebbles could be heard bouncing on the ceiling. There were footsteps coming from the corridor, and there seemed to be someone sawing next door. The door knob to the room rattled slightly, and the faucet in the bathroom kept dripping even though it had been screwed shut. There was a rubber ball that rolled on its own underneath the bed. Wet footsteps started to surface one after another on the floor.

At 3 am, Chen Ge held a cleaver in his hand as he hid beside the room heater. The call he was trying to make was finally answered. “Landlord, is this what you meant by ‘the house can be a little crowded at night’‽”

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我有一座恐怖屋
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NaM
New NaM rated it
February 16, 2019
Status: --
Amazingly satisfying read... Not necessarily scary but incredibly thrilling

Tbh, instead of horror, I see this novel as a psychological thriller. The terrifying existence here were not the ghost but instead the humans who manipulate ghost and those around them.

Ghost encounters isnt much a problem cause most of the ghost enemies can easily solved by his op ghosts but is often delayed cause of Some limitations, complications and unexpected handicaps. Ghost here are mostly like a interesting special quirk and not really the main thing. ghost hunting is like a... more>> part time work and solving cases, finding the manipulator behind-the-scene and then defeating them is his main job.

Novel also got comedy but it was mostly confined in his hunted house attraction and not included during his investigative mode.

MC is a fairly complicated character. Can be considered as a unique existence in the sea of chinese web novels. Even after 500 of chapters we only barely know him and dont know much about him. His only drive here is finding his parents, improving his haunted house and everything else is just an extra. He view himself as a normal guy but his mentality is way above anyone and most people around him see him as a monster like existence that is trustworthy and caring individual. He doesnt have anyone who he could call a friend and most people around him have a "acquaintance" "employee" "Costumer" Etc etc relationship status with him. The most trustworthy individual for MC are his Ghost employee and humans kinda feel like a bit distant and alien for him.

As for the side characters. MC have lot of interesting interactions with them and most of the time, without knowing much about them. can make them easily be subjected to suspicion. Everyone can be connected to one and another through different means. And most people around the MC can be someone connected to a case in one way and another. Many have secrets behind there smiles and so there is no character here with an absolute characteristic. They could change in any minute and you're gonna be in for a surprise.

Anyway. The one who should be thanked for bringing us this novel is the author. Author has loads of mystery trick inside his sleeves and most of his ideas are interesting and intellectual. There is no dull moment in his novel and I feel like author can do a detective novel without ghost with ease. So his work deserve more attention so we should support him!! I Highly recommend reading this!! <<less
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joyfan
New joyfan
February 14, 2019
Status: c100
This and Lord of the mysteries are my daily go to in QI.

Though it's categorised as horror, don't worry it's not that unbearably scary. It does has alot of high tension moments but the MC is really likeable and kinda broken in the head that he has ways to diffuse the tension with his quips.. making a lot of funny moments.

If you are worried that it will just be nonstop ghost story, don't worry! The author got you covered. He is really good at pacing the story and alternating the... more>> arcs with other plot. Some arcs has really chilling plot, reminding me of tales we tell to each other at night, whilst others are more like hearsay from the internet. Recent events even becomes action oriented like some kind of hollywood supernatural thriller films.

To even it out with quieter moments, in between of some nightmarish stories, you will get haunted house tycoon building game ish.

There is also a much bigger event happening in the background, promising the reader a thrilling future adventure that helps to separate this from the many goal-less web novel. I just hope they keep that promise!

Also... there is a possibility of him building a horde of yandere harem in the future.. and with a main heroine that gift him REAL soul candy and doll with REAL trapped soul who by the way also preferred him to be dead than alive.. what else do you want from this novel! LMAO <<less
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clowred
clowred rated it
November 30, 2018
Status: c96
In the sea of novels filled with wuxia/xianxia/xuanhuan came a strange fish named horror. A genre that otherwise is forgotten as the protagonists of most stories engage in fighting gods and demons, can also be considered from the get to go a failure. But is this really true?

From the rating of this novel you might expect a failure, a novel that tried to soar in the skies only to burn in flames and fall to the ground. Yet, after passing the landmark known as chapter 2 the "dead" bird starts... more>> to move in a very intriguing manner. Leaving aside the metaphors, my house of horrors brings the reader in a world where being powerless is normal while the curtain between the strange and the normal is slowly lifted. And so we delve in the world of the paranormal. But how can one write a good story about ghosts when the horror genre in movies has declined to an extreme degree? The answer comes from going back to the roots. And this story does it perfectly. The horror of darkness, of the slight touch you feel on the nape of your neck, the cold that starts spreading around you and the reflection in the mirror that seems to mock you makes this story shine in a very special way.

The rest of the story is only a click away, and I certainly don't want to spoil anything. This story is the best at delivering the chills, and I really don't wish to make anyone miss such an experience. So please, take a break from the strong, proud and fearless protagonist and delve into the nightmare. <<less
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kkgoh
kkgoh rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: c333
"If there's something strange... who you gonna call?"

And so goes one of the most unique spins of the "system-leveling" Chinese genre, the addition of a modern horror theme. HIGHLY recommended for all the horror/adrenaline junkies out there.

PREMISE
A gutsy young man inherits a haunted house attraction and cell phone after his parents mysteriously disappeared. He struggles to find clues behind their disappearance while trying to make the enterprise profitable, and slowly discovers a hidden supernatural world that "levels up" his haunting prowess.

CHARACTERS
Protagonist is a plucky, street-smart youth (mid 20s?)... more>> with a background in engineering (maybe animatronics). He's got a good head for science but is open-minded to the spiritual world. You can't help but root for the guy as he's forced to go through horror scene after horror scene to "level up", while armed with nothing but bravado, wits and hilarious quips.

Better yet, he's surrounded by a cast of genuinely interesting humans/spirits, all complete with their own backstories, character dispositions and motivations.

Even the numerous villains he faces are well-detailed from all walks of life!
Spoiler

A psychotic arsonist is driven to murder due to fear of abandonment. A beautiful ballerina commits suicide in an act of desperation. Goddamn dolls everywhere!

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COMMENTS
(1) Genius premise
The reason why horror works so well in games and novels is that the player/reader has real agency.
You make the choice to turn the page, go down that creepy corridor that will ultimately kill you (game character) or put you face-to-face with grotesque exploding babies (Dead Space, anyone?).
In "My House of Horrors", the MC is similarly given real choices via the system, aka Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style. He, and the readers, are forced to go through grueling heart-thumping situations and investigate supernatural mysteries while constantly weighing risks-rewards. The MC is NOT OP.
Spoiler

What could POSSIBLY go wrong to undertake a mission to hold your breath under water at 344AM in a haunted house while a murderous spirit is clawing outside the bathroom door??

Author takes it up another level with what can only be called horror-kingdom-building. Yup, you read it right. Basically Sim-City development of MC's haunted house with Escape Room horror =)

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Compare that to some lame shounen leveling-up novel (Against the Gods, Coiling Dragon) where a reader can hardly empathize with any of the Goku-like training.

(2) Great writing style/detailed environments
One of the critical components to any good horror novel is fleshing out the environment with sufficient detail while leaving enough to the reader's imagination. And the author got this down in spades.
You can figuratively hear the clawing on the door that separates you from a vengeful spirit, the screams of the dying in their final hours, and the slow descent to madness of the clinically insane. Holy sh*t-snacks!

Spoiler

Phone buzzing with messages...
"Are you there?"
"Are you there?"
"ARE YOU THERE??"

Visitors in the haunted house attraction discover an old notebook ...
"I'm sorry.. I shouldn't have gotten close to you. I just wanted to help pick up the ball.."
"Teacher, I didn't mean to get my clothes wet. Nobody bullied me, it was my mistake."
"Dad, I promise I'll work hard, please stop beating me.."
"I'm sorry, I don't know why my smile annoys people, I won't do it again.."
"I'm sorry.. I'm sorry.. sorry"

A masked lady narrates a story..
"Let me tell you a story about my wife.
She's four years younger than me and works as a midnight radio host, so she's often back late. Shortly after we got married, I used to leave dinner out for her but I'd find the food untouched the next morning. Oddly enough, the cooking utensils appears to be used. At first I thought she didn't like my cooking and didn't think much of it...
Over the next few nights, I heard sounds in the kitchen and noticed someone was cooking with the lights off. She was holding blocks of meat and a kitchen knife... it looked like braised pork, but who makes that in the middle of the night?...
I love her, but it's starting to creep me out...
One night I hid in a corner and heard the sounds of teeth tearing into flesh.. munch munch
I stayed awake. When she slept beside me, she looked so beautiful. I noticed her belly looked a little swollen and hesitated to kiss her.. maybe it's just her idiosyncrasies, but I still love her.
I looked through the trash bags outside.. at first it was just chicken bones. I'm amazed she could finish an entire chicken! Then it was fish. Then a dog, a cat...

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(3) Modern, universal horror
The novel pulls in horror elements from ALL cultures, which is just amazing. Japanese high school horror, gruesome fairy tales, chinese mythology, western urban legends, shamanism, etc. Pair that with the modern social media life of YouTube/Reddit, recent hit horror tv shows (The Haunting of Hill House, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, BlairWitch).
And all with a healthy dose of factual research on the psychological triggers that help make haunted houses... well horrifying.

(4) Kudos to the author
It may be hard for English readers to get full access to author's notes unless you read Mandarin Chinese (since Qidian freebies stop at Chapter 100), but let's just take a moment to appreciate the hard work the author put into this novel.
There's a reason why the author's pen-name is "I-fix-air-conditioners", because those were the odd-jobs he had to do to survive before writing this novel. That's passion right there. <<less
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Bolsonaro
Bolsonaro rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: c150
Best novel I read this year, hidden gem make little of how f**king good this novel is. This is not a hidden gem, its a f**king hidden diamond.
+The plot is awesome well writted, everything linkes and makes sense, even with a lot of mistery all time, nothing is forgotten or badly resolved, I cant even fathom how the author can keep so much mistery having to release almost daily chapters on qidian, and the best, every misteries is nice written and reasonable resolved.
+There is a lot of good... more>> comedy in this novel, but in the right times, there is not a forced comedy moment. In a Horror focused novel, to have a nice comedy step is hard, but this one did it well.
+There is deepness and complexity in everything, all the way the author hints more deepness in his mistery, so there is nothing simple or shallow, a lot of things are linked.

PLEASE READ IT, THIS IS SO f**kING GOOD!!!! <<less
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Suzzie
Suzzie rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: c127
This novel has to be one of the finest horror novels you’ll find browsing this site. Wasn’t expecting too much since this was on qidian but after the first few chapters I was hooked. The author knows how to grab your attention and not let go. I don’t know about you fools, but reading this at night in pitch black alone just makes it even more thrilling.
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crazykat
crazykat rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c217
I wasn't expecting much while going into this novel, and to add to that I honestly don't like/read horror genre at all (its mostly all just gore and nothing else) but after reading this novel to the point I am at currently, all I can say is you don't want to miss out on this novel, trust me.

As I started reading the novel, with every new chapter I read I got pulled in deeper into the story. It just has that way of making you just want to... more>> keep reading the next chapter. Again I really recommend everyone to try this novel, it's truly one of the real hidden gem in this website.

One last thing, for people who want to start reading it or those who just started reading, I advise you try to stick around till roughly ch 20-30, if you don't like it by then, than its probably not a novel for you. <<less
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CocaCola
CocaCola rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c120
Fantastic novel! A breath of fresh air.

Don't think, just start reading and I guarantee your evening will be a entertaining one.

I have high expectations for this one.
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ANTRIX
ANTRIX rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c420
This is the first horror novel that I have read so I did not know well about this genre that well. But I have fun reading this. MC is calm. There is subtle romance.
Spoiler

a date with ghost

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This novel has system but it is different from typical novel
Spoiler

System does not increase MC fighting power directly but it increases horror level of his horror house.

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chibiphreek
chibiphreek rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c46
So far I am really enjoying reading My House of Horrors. I binge read all the chapters in one go because I could not put it down. I'm still craving the next update. The plot starts off mediocre but once the paranormal activity starts I assure you, you'll start seeing things in the dark.
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Lexandrine
Lexandrine rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c42
I currently like how it progresses so far. Our MC is not weak in terms that he is not easily scared (well it's good to find him in a horror novel) and uh the concept is pretty new except the phone.

Spoiler

Our MC is Chen Ge who has this phone which upgrades his "Horror House" to make it less lousy. However he need to go do daily which is where supernatural occurences happens. The phone came from his parents.

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TheTimeWaster
TheTimeWaster rated it
January 30, 2019
Status: c265
Absolutely amazing! I can't wait to read the next chapter. Waiting is quite torturous, really. Even though the translators have an amazing speed of two chapters per day, it's not enough!

Instead of reading daily, I suggest waiting for a sub-arc to finish and reading it one go. Otherwise, the cliffhangers will get you like they got me.
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Pixel Sheep
Pixel Sheep rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: --
4.5/5
(probably the best rating I will ever give to any LN, it is short of a 5/5 cuz I didn't find it entirely captivating but can be argued to be deserving of it since I don't usually read horror or mystery and am bias against it) Having said that, this is probably the best LN I have read and will read from this website. Easily top 3 for me.
Good read, nice balance of horror and comedic moments, creative story.

A unique story in this entire LN website that... more>> knows how to jack up tension in its most intense moments and knows how to be comedic and relaxed in its down-time moments. An incredible well thought-out narrative flow that has the reader chasing chapters. Negative comments:
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It falls short on character development; not that it didn't have any but in the sense that I feel like it could have been better. The uniqueness of this LN meant that the hidden missions of solving the specters' inner problems would allow a deeper understanding to their character to be conveyed to the reader. However because there was almost no pay-off at the end of these trials or re-evaluation by either party in terms of the way they communicate except for superficial things such as specters being creepier or a change in relationship status from the black phone, made these side ghost characters feel more robotic and programmed to me. This is why I found myself skip reading chapters because the idea of a guy getting new haunted house scenarios or ghosts felt more like a guy playing a mobile game than actually solving the mysteries of his own ghosts. I found myself skipping chapters just to read the rewards for the end of the mission or the hilarious pay-offs where people enter his haunted house rather than being interested in the narrative constructed by the haunted mission because I found myself just not caring at all about those characters.

The greatest strength of this LN comes from its narrative flow of combining mystery with comedy almost perfectly beat by beat. But this is partially due to the narrative set-up resulting from the black phone. However the lack of the author in tying character development and relationships properly into this unique narrative flow, is its weakness. Not to a point where I would find it to be glaring but definitely giving me a feeling that I am missing something when I read.

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Overall it is a good read, interesting and well written with an incredible and unique narrative flow that other LNs would b hard to mimic. It will have you captivated- scared to death when it wants you to be and laughing in its down-time moments - all due to the skill of the author in crafting this story. <<less
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Yui Mei Rin
Yui Mei Rin rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: c243
To be honest I am not fond of horror because I get frightened so easily. The first night that I read this I was so scared that I had troubles sleeping. Well, it was daytime when I read this, daytime to night. I even skip school (whole day) just to read. And then later on the second day of reading, although there are those occasional scary moments and being paranoid of having an unseen visitor here with me, and sometimes having goosebumps like as if someone's accompanying me with reading... more>> this, everything seems fine. Well, it certainly help me improve my fear level. Thank you, waiting for more! <<less
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facuelfacha12
facuelfacha12 rated it
January 7, 2019
Status: c217
The story so far is very entertaining.
First, the horror scenarios are very well done and very detailed, the background of each story is exciting and I like that each of the scenarios have particularities that make the story more intriguing.
I also love it when other people go to their haunted house, it's fun to watch them get scared.
I also like how scenarios are interconnected to form a more complex and intriguing panorama that connects with future events.
The story itself is very well written, the combination of... more>> various elements such as comedy, intrigue, scary scenes or simply the management of their own haunted house make up a story that I do not lose with many others.
Anyway, this is my first horror story and I must say that I liked it a lot and I totally recommend it. <<less
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samzee
samzee rated it
January 5, 2019
Status: --
I'm not a fan of horror but that's because gore is usually in most horror. This is not one of them.

Most characters are recurrening so it's cool to know that they are in track, and are growing as a character. I like that. They're not throwaway.

Excellent story and excellent horror.
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ajithsai
ajithsai rated it
December 25, 2018
Status: --
I was not expecting much when I first saw the book, honestly speaking I usually do not like horror genre but after reading this novel to the point I will say that it one of best horror genre where both comedy and mystery is well balanced, all I can say is if you do not read you miss one good book.
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Tsukkin
Tsukkin rated it
November 26, 2018
Status: c362
I can only say one thing:

Good kid, do not try to read this after dusk.

... more>>
Spoiler

So the MC is the owner of the horror house. Maybe bcs he grew up with horror things around him his immunity to ghost is quite high compared to normal people. He even has this strong red female ghost as so-called girlfriend/yandere stalker/admirer and their first date was I abandoned school building.

And for me the spookiest ghost in this story is the one related to mirror ghost and bathroom/toilet. Gosh after I read this I even started this habit to open my curtain all day to let sunlight into my room and my wall mirror. I read somewhere (idk if its hoax or not, but u know.... just in case its true haha) that a mirror can store so much yin energy if its placed in dark area that the sunlight never touched.

The plot is scary and exciting. And im hoping for the improvement of side characters like the ghost team, haunted house employees, and that kid who can see ghost, maybe in the near future. Afterall its only 300+ chapters, too early to judge this book. But overall its a good read~

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Peixotto
Peixotto rated it
January 22, 2019
Status: c249
Probably one of the best novels on this site. The characters are intelligent and likable. You have to have some suspension of disbelief, but it's far more realistic than any other novel on here. The main character has an actual reason for doing what he does, finding out why his parents disappeared and what happened to them. This story has surprised me time and time again with well-written characters and situations. The side characters are really good, I've been pleasantly surprised with how intelligent the smart characters are. No dumb... more>> mistakes here, characters who are smart actually notice details, and the main character observes the situation before acting.

An important thing to note is that the main character isn't strong, but he also isn't weak. He isn't a fool and always tries to defend himself first, but running is still an option. This isn't actually really 'horror' the story isn't scary, but it uses the pretense of being a 'horror' story to do clever things and throw us off track by not using common tropes. <<less
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