• The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a 2001 novel by Ridley Pearson focusing on the life of the fictional John and Ellen Rimbauer and the construction of their mansion, Rose Red, in the early 20th century. The novel also presents a fictional afterword by Ellen Rimbauer's grandson, Steven.


  • Originally conceived as a feature film, writer Stephen King pitched the idea for Rose Red to Steven Spielberg in 1996, envisioning it as a loose remake of Robert Wises The Haunting (which itself was based on Shirley Jacksons novel The Haunting of Hill House).

    Similarly, why is the Rose Red? The rose reflects red light. We can separate light into its different wavelengths (spectrum).

    Also question is, is Rose Red Based on a real house?

    The REAL Rose Red House-Thornewood Castle. Thornewood Castle is located in Lakewood, Washington, and was actually the site used in Stephen Kings Rose Red movie. While Rose Red is a work of fiction based very loosely on the Winchester Mansion, the real Thornewood Castle is still considered to be haunted.

    When was Rose Red made?

    January 27, 2002

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