Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 17

Hell House (30 Mar. 2006)

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Sam and Dean investigate the case of a maniacal ghost inhabiting a long abandoned Texas farmhouse known as "Hell House." They believe the ghost is the spirit of a deceased Depression-era ... See full summary »

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Sam and Dean investigate the case of a maniacal ghost inhabiting a long abandoned Texas farmhouse known as "Hell House." They believe the ghost is the spirit of a deceased Depression-era farmer who killed his family, but they soon realize it is something far more powerful. Written by Anonymous

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The website that Sam discovers in "Hell House" is www.hellhoundslair.com, a website created by the show's producers. It currently leads to the CW website. See more »

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When Sam and Dean are investigating a sound in the basement at 19:30, you can see that the doors to the cabinet change position between scene changes. When Sam reaches out to open the cabinet, the door closest to him in the close-up is open more. But in the zoomed out shot, it's the opposite door that is more ajar. See more »

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Dean Winchester: Okay, wait a second. You're trying to tell me that just because people believe in Mordechai, he's real?
Sam Winchester: I don't know, maybe.
Dean Winchester: People believe in Santa Clause, how come I'm not getting hooked up every Christmas?
Sam Winchester: Because you're a bad person.
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Brothers against Evil: The Legend of Hype House
25 February 2009 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Even with TV-show formats that you glorify unconditionally in general, there are always some episodes that you look forward to seeing more than the other ones. I loved practically all episodes of "Supernatural" thus far, but based on my own personal favorite horror movie themes, I mostly anticipated the ones featuring abandoned asylums, driverless vehicles and – like the case here – haunted houses. I'm a huge sucker for "House" movies, particularly the oldies like "The Old Dark House", "The Legend of Hell House" and William Castle's "House on Haunted Hill". And even though this episode of "Supernatural" didn't fully live up to my expectations, it is yet another vivid and imaginative installment with a solid script, good scenery and a wicked sense of humor. Wandering around in Richardson, Texas, Sam & Dean Winchester decide to investigate the local legend of a haunted farmhouse. They're not the only ones, however, as a duo of geeky amateur paranormal investigators (hosting their very own website and everything) continuously get in their way. But there's something strange about the house itself as well. According to the legend the house is inhabited by a the ghost of a farmer who hung his six daughters in the 1930's and now still strings up any woman daring to enter, but by the time of their second visit, the ghost suddenly transformed into an axe-wielding psychopath with slit wrists. There's a fairly unpredictable twist halfway through the episode that doesn't fit into any traditional horror pattern, but it's definitely innovating. Apart from original, "Hell House" is one of the – if not – THE funniest episode of series 1, with Sam and Dean constantly playing pranks on each other and the stereotypically goofy Ghostbusters duo Harry Spangler and Ed Zeddmore.


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