29 Argyle Drive – David Turri

Some old houses are better left in the neglected state into which they have fallen, left until the rusted For Sale signs are choked beneath the weeds that rule their properties. Some painful things should remain forgotten.

This is the story of an old house in the picture-postcard city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It chronicles events that happened at the house in the spring and again in the summer of 2010, events which drew the world’s media like flies to honey.

That media circus christened 29 Argyle Drive “The Hell House” and the place where evidence of horror was discovered “The Hell Hole.” Better it had been left alone and the unseen things within its walls undiscovered.

It is a tale of strange things, but it is also the story of Christchurch itself and its people and the terror and tragedy that befell them in February 2011.