Quiz: Design Your Ultimate Haunted House and Find Your Next Horror Read!

The Institute by Stephen King

Stephen King’s #1 bestseller The Institute is now in paperback! Young Luke Ellis has woken up in a faraway room that looks just like his own. But he soon finds that this mysterious place houses several other kids who all possess very special abilities…and the ruthless staff here is dedicated to extracting the force of their extranormal gifts. As each new victim disappears, Luke becomes desperate to somehow find a way out and get help—even though no one here has ever escaped. If you love Stranger Things, get your copy of The Institute wherever books are sold.

Whenever I narrow down a movie for movie night that features a haunted house, my husband is curious. “Why?” he asks me, as he plops down on the couch, ready to poke holes at it all. Every time I find myself wondering too. Why am I fascinated by this? And why is the haunted house now a sub-genre in the horror genre?

I personally feel the haunted house embodies our worst fear. What if the one place we seek sanctuary in betrays us? What if the place where we spend creating our life takes a life of its own? As humans we like to suffer more in our imaginations than in reality, so we cannot get enough of imagining the what ifs of a potentially haunted house.

I am one of those people. I spend hours trying to convince my husband—and myself—to go into a haunted house. I chalk the tiniest event in my house up to a haunting. Where are my glasses that I was just holding? Was it a poltergeist? Oh, they are on my head? Was THAT the poltergeist?

Why should I be having all the fun though? We have a quiz that will pick your next horror read for you based on the scariest haunted house you can design. Rest assured, all the picks have a haunted house in them too. Up for the task? Let us begin!

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