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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MHoH
我有一座恐怖屋
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Seregosa
New Seregosa rated it
June 11, 2019
Status: c565
The novel that made me realize that horror can be done decently in a novel format!

This novel was a clear 5/5 star for the first 200-300 chapters, it was awesome, refreshing, unique and mixing heartracing horror/creepy stuff with plenty of comic relief placed at good times which truly made me laugh a lot. It's pretty much half comedy, half horror. While it tends to have some comic relief even in serious arcs, it's mostly about cycling between horror ---> comedy ------> horror -----> comedy.

However, sadly, it ends up being kinda... more>> dull after several hundred chapters. I started noticing around 300+, especially around 400+, that I was starting to become less and less interested in what was going on. While the author made everything quite well, he kept things on repeat after a while. After the first round of exploring most stuff, we know exactly what to expect all the time. The MC will take care of his haunted house, then get a mission or get into a police case which makes him get into danger of some kind and having to deal with ghosts, psychos or a mix of both, he will get into danger but unlike the start, it's no big deal. Then he finishes up and goes back to take care of the haunted house and some people will come to court death and kindly "test out" the newest scenario which will result in a lot of comedy, rinse and repeat. This formula is rarely changed.

The author dropped earlier awesome ideas like the MC livestreaming some missions and dealing with the community. It was hilarious and I always looked forward to their reactions, but the MC started to do his own stuff instead and just stopped streaming altogether. At the start, the system/cellphone gave out quite a few cool "nightmare" daily missions which had to do with doing occult stuff, such as summoning a mirror ghost, finding out who enters his room at night, staying underwater in his bathroom at a certain time during the night. This also used to be livestreamed for the community and reactions. It was cool and exciting while being quite creepy and to top it off, it would give the MC personal enhancement rewards. The author made those things extremely rare after a while.

As if that wasn't enough, the author made the MC more powerful without increasing the difficulty of his foes. As this is a horror novel, that means that this guy, after a while, started to become more and more aggressive. Most ghosts cower before him and he isn't really afraid of those that he can't beat easily either as he has the ability to run away. He has one of the strongest beings in his shadows that will always save him at the lost moment if really needed. It's funny how he starts running around beating ghosts up and how his worldview differs so much from others (like when someone said that a guy had tried to summon some ghost in a sewer, he felt sorry for the ghost and asked if the one who tried the summoning even thought about the ghost's feeling for being summoned in a sewer) and chasing murderers down with a huge hammer (he'll beat them half to death and pretend to be the victim because they tried to attack him first... Well, later on they know he means business so they'll just run, makes you wonder who's the real psycho). While this is hilarious, it severely affects the scariness and creepiness of the novel as he'll just beat everything. It also stops being that funny after a while because the same gags are used over and over and over again.

So, it honestly become way more of a comedy novel than a horror novel after a few hundred chapters. While it's still quite good and readable, it stops having that special feeling that you can't put it down or wait to read it. The "horror" and "creepy" moments starts to become more depressing, dark and dreary (like talking about some people's sad lives, including a self-insert by the author, and talking about twisted philosophy and reasons for everything) instead of interesting and exciting, more about negative aspects of life than the supernatural, it's a huge flaw, we want action and clear, scary, heart-throbbing plot, not the life stories of sad people that hates their life and pities themselves, that's just not what I signed up for and it also wasn't what we got the first few hundred chapters, truly changed for the worse later on.

I liked this novel a lot and I don't want to scare new readers away, that's why I gave it a 4/5. I personally feel like 3.5/5 might be more apt, but do remember that the first few hundred chapters are a 5/5, no doubt about it. A lot of laughs and scares waiting here! Recommended.

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By the way, there is "romance" in here but not real romance. It's really not a focus of the story and the "romance" is with the red specter in his shadow, an extremely OP yandere-type character that doesn't really speak but gets jealous easily and stops the MC from having any romantic intereactions with other females and might prefer it if the MC joined her in death and became a specter rather than staying alive... So, it's more of plot armor mixed with comedy and romance repellent.

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clowred
clowred rated it
November 30, 2018
Status: c227
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.

Edit: The rating has improved to show the true value of the "horror fish" and the story goes forward with its top quality story telling and awesome characters. No romance is forced down our throats and neither are any events feeling forced or cliche. The horror now has become more gruesome and I can say that I still feel that cold sweat on my back from time to time. One thing that I want to assure the current and future readers is that the story has a main story line, so it won't be just episodic expansions, instead we will enjoy horror that just grows in value. I have high expectations for this story and I hope people will throw a peek on it so that it's popularity will make the author deliver stories that are at least this good and heads over the rest of the recycled stories that seemed to be losing more and more originality. <<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 with a... more>> background in engineering. 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, 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.
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??

Given all the kingdom-building novels out there, how hard can it be to build a Horror-themed-Disneyland? =)

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(2) Great writing style/detailed environments
Any good horror novel fleshes 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
As with generational horror, the novel is a serious reflection of current social issues that plague us with anxieties. Post 9/11 (torture porn), an increasingly alienated/polarized society (xenophobia), domestic abuse (what goes on behind the walls?), gender equality (vengeful victims of misogyny), school/online bullying (social media, cell phone culture, etc)... the list goes on.

It also 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.

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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NaM
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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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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Mi_rei0
Mi_rei0 rated it
April 4, 2019
Status: c140
This story slowly creeps up on you. It's not outright scary but you'll keep thinking about it after you've finished reading. I love how the author uses humor to defuse the tension sometimes. If you want to have a break from cultivation and transmigration novels, this is it.
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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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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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Berkyx
Berkyx rated it
May 6, 2019
Status: c388
Really thrilling horror experience ! Plot, settings and pace are all very well done and this thing is really chilly to read ! You can feel the terror in the caught up situations and the mystery is in every corner of this webnovel ! Its just keeps you wanting to read and read without wanting to put your device down. I read 388 chapter in one breath for 2 days the only thing I can say is, author kept the places on the plot minimal. MC looks like thrown on... more>> a big web of plot without of him knowing and every person he mets is somehow related in the big schemes of things. This thing can give you chills so if you can take some thrill, this is a must read ! Reading this on midnight with some creepy horror music on background can really satisfy your horror need definitely recommend ! <<less
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omgitsaray
omgitsaray rated it
April 7, 2019
Status: c83
I'm not an actual fan of horror genres but if I watch a movie belonging to it, I have to do it at night and in the dark to get the full experience. I recommend new readers to read this at night by themselves without any distractions. The reason this is highly rated is because it will give you goosebumps and let your imagination run wild.
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Boballen
Boballen rated it
March 25, 2019
Status: c101
It's an oasis in my desert!! I got too bored of the obvious light novels when I found this one. I will recommend this for 'supernatural' fans mainly. Try reading it without company. You'll know what I mean.
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Fulminata
Fulminata rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: c168
Opinions might change as I progress further into the story

Horror? More like a psychological thriller. Definitely leans toward the thriller side.

I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of horror-slash-thriller stories. You see, i've never considered myself to be a brave person in this department. This kind of genre usually gives me a shortness of breath and an unbelievable headache, and I have to take some moments to calm my breathing.

But, I just can't stop scrolling! Yes, this story is just that good. The hide-and-seeks keeps me on... more>> my toes, the supernatural elements give me the goosebumps, and the overall mysteries just begging to be uncovered! I can't resist it!

Hope that it'll stay that way <<less
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joyfan
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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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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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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