I need to own this book… like yesterday. Photographer Seph Lawless has created a book of photographs featuring houses involved in horror, terror, hauntings, and other general nastiness that left them impossible to sell.
13: An American Horror Story covers 13 such houses. Lest you think this is another book with photos of old houses purported to be haunted, Lawless instead focuses on houses of true horror: murder, disappearances, suicide.
All of them derelict, some of them now demolished, these homes all have one thing in common: Nobody wants anything to do with them. Well, nobody you’d want to run into.
In an article from the Daily Mail, Lawless says his real concern was criminals, addicts, and killers potentially hiding out in the houses. In every case the reputation of the properties drove off most folks to the extent that pedestrians would cross the street to the other side in order to avoid them.
The photos look amazing, and the stories are engaging. Lawless also reports seeing some strange phenomena while taking the photos and also while editing them, although he blames “shadowy figures” in some photos on trespassers secretly hiding inside the homes while he was there.
The book is available from Lawless’ website in hardcover and e-book formats.