Today, we're going to delve deep into the Horror novel, House of Leaves. While it does play with many genres, I'm going to focus on the three main storylines, delving into Johnny Truant, Zampano, and even the hidden story of Pelafina. We even jump over to music to discuss Mark's sister, Poe, and her audio companion piece, Haunted (2000). So buckle up, cause we're headed straight into the heart of madness with House of Leaves
In my YellowBrickRoad analysis, I mentioned that film was the closest we’d ever get to a House of Leaves adaptation. That, ultimately, was in reference to the way the land shifted around them, playing with concepts of time and space, as well as driving the expedition quite mad.
There are other films that pick up other aspects of House of Leaves, such as Johnny’s obsession appearing in The Number 23.
However, none of them quite reach the book’s glory.
Seeing as there will never be a film adaptation of that novel, at least not outright, today, we’re going to talk about Mark Z. Danielewski’s debut novel House of Leaves.