The Haunting of Hill House: The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

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The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.

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Critic Ratings: 94

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The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous hauntedhouse in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts... some which lurk in their minds... and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

Cast

Michiel Huisman
as Steven Crain
Carla Gugino
as Olivia
Timothy Hutton
as Hugh Crain
Elizabeth Reaser
as Shirley Crain
Henry Thomas
as Young Hugh Crain
Kate Siegel
as Theodora Crain
Lulu Wilson
as Young Shirley
McKenna Grace
as Young Theo
Paxton Singleton
as Young Steven
Violet McGraw
as Young Nell
Julian Hilliard
as Young Luke
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Critic Reviews for The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (23)

Over 10 episodes, it's stylish, moving, and sinister, riddled with ghosts both literal and metaphorical.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

I found it perplexing and eventually irritating.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Its real potential lies in breaking the mold more than reapplying it. It's the people who haunt viewers more than the ghosts, and emphasizing the stories of the living is what makes Netflix's horror show come alive.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's not just the family premise that makes this series so brilliant, but the characters as individuals themselves. Flanagan spends entire episodes giving the audience deft yet scathing vignettes of his characters' lives - and as always, it's a winner.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This Haunting is so far from the original source material that it's more of a demolition than adaptation.

Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It isn't the words that stick with you... It's the sight of the Bent-Neck Lady...

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Haunting of Hill House rewards those who aren't afraid to confront their own ghosts, those bumps in the past that still linger, and head back to where it all began. It's absolutely worth booking a room.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Haunting of Hill House brilliantly showcased relatable characters trying their best to conquer demonstrable villainy inside the house and inside themselves.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

One of horror's greatest lesbian characters can be found in The Haunting of Hill House.

Dec 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The series does struggle with pacing... But with strong performances, intelligent and empathetic writing, and patient, well-crafted filmmaking, it soon becomes a powerful investigation into the lasting effects of trauma.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The Haunting of Hill House is both an absolutely terrifying ghost story, but it's also an emotionally devastating familial drama. And it's one of the best shows Netflix has released thus far.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Another achievement of Flanagan's vision is that the series never really feels overbearing or long - each episode is crafted to keep the audience engaged and on their toes with existential dream looming around every corner.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Hill House: The Haunting of Hill House

  • 2d ago
    Mike Flanagan proves himself a master of the horror genre mixing drama and horror in a way that is rare in these days. Almost everything in this series is perfect: the plot, the expressiveness and complexity of the characters, the suspense and horror atmosphere that holds our breath until the very end. The only defect of this masterpiece is the last episode, that shows us some positivity and shallowness that obsesses Flanagan since Hush.
  • 5d ago
    Perfect horror TV show. Had everything. Scary in good measure, both in terms of the creepy atmosphere and the jump-scares. Mind-bending in parts. Stellar acting performances by the entire cast. The finale may have been a bit of a cop-out and somewhat dissatisfying, but overall the experience was fantastic. I wish I could forget I had watched this show so that I can watch it again for the first time.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Perfectly crafted horror. Mike Flanagan is a masterful horror director that I can't wait to see more from.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Cannot explain how great this show is. from production to the story line and the depth of each character- its ridiculously good.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    A powerful horror drama series in which a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events they witnessed during their stay. Relying heavily on flashbacks, the storytelling is superb, the acting is on point and the writing is just delightful. 10 episodes, some of which are focused on a individual main character and are very effective, but the great highlights are the incredible very theatrical single-shot episode and the literally poetic finale that seemed taken from a book full of sad poems. Mind-blowing!
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Absolutely mindfuck!! Brilliant work, brilliant story and very good acting!!
  • Oct 19, 2019
    One of the best series in this genre. The acting is superb by each character. The story is woven in an intriguing manner. The present and flashbacks flow flawlessly. Simply brilliant.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    I can not stop rewatching it
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Too much drama for me. For me it lacked anything worth remembering. Not much haunting imagery. Mostly about a family and each of their personal battles. I cannot recommend.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Horror & suspense done right. Encapsulating story, great acting, lots of twists & turns, and of course tons of glorious scares. A must see for any horror fans or anyone who wants something dark & original.

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