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What to Watch on Netflix this Fall: The Haunting of Hill House

by Kassidy Suiter
Posted on Dec 06, 2018

If you like suspense and horror this Netflix Original series is just for you.

This television show follows the Crain family and their experience at the notoriously haunted Hill House shown through a series of flashbacks. Even though all of the Crain children are grown up and moved on, they're still all working to get rid of the ghosts that haunt them from their past, literally.

The Crain siblings split ways in their adult lives, due to a little more than just your average “sibling rivalries.”

Shirley Crain spends her days working in a funeral parlor that's attached to her home, Theo Crain (who lives in the guest house of the funeral parlor) makes a living as a child psychologist. Steven Crain the publisher author capitalized on their childhood trauma within those haunted walls. Luke Crain stole and lied to feed his heroin addiction, and his twin sister Nell Crain switched from psychologist to psychologist and prescription to prescription to cope with their experiences

. Some siblings are closer to each other than others but they all can agree on one thing. They do not trust their father. Why don’t they trust their father? Watch the show and find out.

 

This television series is based off of the book written by the late Shirley Jackson, “The Haunting of Hill House.” The novel itself was considered by many widely known critics as one of the best ghost stories ever written.

The televised show directed by Mike Flanagan who is no stranger to the horror genre did Shirley Jackson's novel justice in this interpretation. This series contains ten episodes of nonstop suspense, and it will have you constantly questioning every motive and decision until it all becomes clear in the end.

There was not one part of this show that seemed to be cliche, nor did it rely on jump scares to hold your attention. It was well scripted and the cast was believable, no major plot holes or noticeable flaws.

If you're a horror movie lover or a suspense thriller junkie this show is perfect for you. I found myself binge watching this show, just because I always wanted to know what they were going to do next.

I would rate this show a 5/5 and here's to hoping for another television show of Shirley Jackson's works by Mike Flanagan in the near future! (A girl can dream!)