October 11, 2017

Creepy Settings

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Creepy Settings. It didn't take long to come up with a few.

Slade House from Slade House by David Mitchell - Every 9 years or so, the house claims another victim.

Angelfield - The house from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - As the people in the house got older or went crazier, the house got creepier and creepier. The elderly housekeeper set food in the hallway and forgot so the hallway is cluttered with old food and dishes. The place is falling down around the occupants. Very creepy!

Hill House from The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - This house is creepy just because it's a big old house that's been empty for awhile. Then the walls start bleeding and it gets real!

The Lighthouse from The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - The lighthouse has about a zillion steps, the way lighthouses do. It's on an island off the coast of Australia and the occupants only get off the island once every couple of years.

Miss Peregrine's House from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - Okay, aside from the fact that the people who live in this home are extremely weird, the house itself has been bombed during WWII, so it's a bit crumbly and dangerous.

All of my creepy places are houses. I am completely creeped out by be haunted houses. I don't know why.