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Hell House 

When a case of a seemingly average haunting begins to go haywire, Sam and Dean come to find that two bumbling, wanna-be paranormal investigators, Harry and Ed, are already on the case.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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The name of the spirit in this episode is "tolpa," Which has some significance for Tibetan religion and politics. Dol is a region of central Tibet, and any inhabitant of the area can be referred to as a "dol pa" ("person from Dol"). A malevolent spirit associated with that region named "Dolgyal" (the gyal, or kingly, spirit from Dol) has been strongly associated with violent sectarianism since the 19th century. Since the 1970s, the spirit has been a rallying point for strong and sometimes violent criticism of the Dalai Lama, and devotees of the spirit are linked to several murders that rocked the Tibetan community in Northern India in the late 1990s. See more »

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There is no Collin County Public Library. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Area public libraries are designated by cities, e.g. Dallas Public Library, Plano etc. See more »

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Dean Winchester: [Sam's talking about some signs on the walls] Exactly why you never get laid.
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Point of No Return
Performed by Rex Hobart and The Misery Boys
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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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