Haunted house stories are typically pretty simple: a group of people enter a home, are confronted by angry spirit and either flee for their lives or are killed for their ignorance/arrogance. If there’s one person though who could turn the tropes on their heads, it would be Stephen King. But can he actually make a scary haunted house story without falling into the same trappings as before? Or at least make those trappings a little more interesting?
Let’s take a look at Rose Red.