House of Horror 77 - The Dollhouse Family

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I got caught up in my own little world yesterday and completely forgot about posting our new topic until late last night when I was in bed. I apologize for my tardiness. @LaserPuff and I have finally selected the The Dollhouse Family. This is the last Hill House title that we haven’t read. Hopefully, more Hill House books will come, I know Refrigerator Full of Heads was a surprise. Also, one more thing about The Dollhouse Family. This is available on normal DCUI but the omnibus is available on Ultra. If you are an Ultra subscriber you have your pick of what version you want to read!!!

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Love the gif!


That cat ain’t having it lol


Poor Skipper


This was an interesting series. I always enjoy a story where there is a curse tied to a particular bloodline. The genesis of the dollhouse was original, at least I haven’t read an origin like that before. All in all, I enjoyed this.


Sweet!!! This is next up for DCUI reading. I am happy to hear this was good. So far, I think Burning Woods was my least favorite but I liked the idea.


Finished reading The Dollhouse Family.

I really liked it. Somewhere along the way I let all the Hill House titles pile up and never got back to them. I already feel like I’ve read way more in 2023 than I did in 2022 put together. Anyway, Dollhouse Family was some really great horror and it was excellent to see Mike Carey and Peter Gross back together. I think a lot of stuff I end up reading tends to go a certain way, but this one didn’t and that made it all the more enjoyable. I guess I am probably just kind of ranting now, so I’ll stop, but all in all, very glad to give this one a read. Will have to try and make some time to get back around to the other Hill House titles.


Most of the Hill House books are excellent. There was one that I was kind of cold on as it seemed to drag but that happens and you might really like it!


I really enjoyed The Dollhouse Family. The first issue lead me to think this was a horror retelling of Alice in Wonderland for a brief moment. I couldn’t be more wrong. This goes in a direction that I was not expecting and the book is better for it! I am very much in agreement with @chintzybeatnik on that front.

I haven’t either! I have seen many horror movies with random origins and read many horror comics with random origins but none are like this.

There is an episode of Creepshow (on Shudder or AMC+) that featured a haunted house and while that was a good episode I prefer The Dollhouse Family’s story.

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