The Haunting Of Hill House is shooting up the Netflix charts coming in just behind The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, having only arrived in October which is quite an achievement.
Personally, my interest in horror stories peaked with the Hammer series in the dark ages and nothing much has engaged me since until now. Intelligently written and a well-constructed story of the Crain family both past and present make ita compulsive binge worthy watch.
It’s not a gorefest but belongs most definitely in the classic horror story genre, more Edgar Allan Poe than Freddie Kruger. It’s the story of Hill House bought by a family who were going to flip it over one long summer and make a pile of money in the process.
It is based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel of the same name.
It was a puzzle that slowly, over ten episodes, fell into place. There were ghosts and apparitions in plentiful supply whether in the house or in their present homes and lives.
There were dreams that might not have been dreams, scenes that might not have been real. And then there is the one room in Hill House painted red that no one can enter as the door won’t let you open it. Yet it is always open.
Truly a fabulous series with an excellent cast, superb lighting effects, a great script and because of its already phenomenal success talk of a second series even though the story that is told inSeason 1 is complete.
Stephen King calls it as nearly as perfect a story of a haunted house that you can get.
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