The Haunting of Hill House is amongst one of the most loved horror shows on the streaming platform. The real series potential lies in breaking the mold rather than applying it again. The people are the ones who haunt viewers more than the real ghosts. The haunting is so far from the source material that it’s more of a demolition than adaptation. The Haunting of Hill House features some of the most dangerous and unforgettable horror imagery in film or television in years.
The series is gripping from the very start. This series requires few episodes to build, as it’s a slow burn. Also, the series is atmospheric with a close consistent undertone of dread and peppered. The right amount of jump scares the audience to spice things. Yet, at its heart, The Haunting of Hill House is much more than a ghost story. Elegant storytelling. Each episode focuses on each child’s past and present, giving us the complete picture. The series is a meditation on death, grief, and trauma. It is equal parts scary and engaging—the best character development witnessed in a long time and a giant leap forward for horror.
The Storyline of the series:
The haunting of hill house opens a group of siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in the country. As the story continues, the adults are forced back together in the face of tragedy. The family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still strikes in their minds while others may be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
The Haunting of Hill House is a present remembrance of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name. It is about five siblings who grew up in America’s most famous haunted house. Now, they reunites by the suicide of their youngest sister. It forces them to confront the ghosts of their pasts finally. The dreadful past strikes in their minds. Some which may be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
Premiere Date: Oct 12, 2018
IMDb Rating:8.3 out of 10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:93%
The Haunting of Hill House Release Date:
Netflix has not officially provided the release date for the second season of the series. The series was expected to drop in 2020 within the time period of Halloween. But due to the current situation of the world, the series did not come up in 2020. Also, the production and filming for the second season are completed successfully. The producers of the series are on the verge of the final production. So the series will surely drop at the beginning of 2021.