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House Next Door, The

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  • House Next Door, The
  • Author: Anne Rivers Siddon
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Year: 1978
  • Country: USA
  • 279 pages

child and animal murders, homophobic

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It was an architectural masterpiece - every young couple's dream house.

Suddenly, within it and everywhere around it, families began to suffer, to go mad ... to die.

And then, with mounting terror, the family next door was struck with the paralyzing fear that they were next ... that the pure horror of the house could not let them live... that their salvation lay in fire and murder... and that to survive, they must enter and destroy the house next door.

Qvamp says:

A really good horror book, but fairly homophobic. One of the 'horrible' scenes is when a young wife finds her husband in the arms of another man. Neither men seemed to have been in control of their actions at the time

Rating A
Queer Vampire Rating C
Amount of Gay Content alluded to


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By: Todd Surfs ( toddsurfslbca@yahoo.com )
Overall Rating: B+     Queer horror Rating: C    

Anne Rivers Siddons' novel of suspense has one gay shock scene, as two men are found fucking in the house next door, which exploits any weakness.


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