hell house
 n.— «This Halloween season, Mark Bradford and his wife, Anna, want to scare the hell out of people.…Instead of just reaching their gloved hands in the direction of the patron’s bodies, the characters will also be trying to reach their souls by performing skits on such topics as abortion, stealing and greed.…Hell houses, also known as judgment houses, are not a new concept.…The target audience of any haunted house is typically teenagers so she is hoping they walk away with a thrill similar to one they would have after waiting in a long line at Six Flags.» —“Hell House” by Becky Bell Texarkana Gazette (Texas/Arkansas) Oct. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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