The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Haunting of Hill House

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 92


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User Ratings: 3600
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Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
Air date: Oct 12, 2018
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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.


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
Julian Hilliard
as Young Luke
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Critic Reviews for The Haunting of Hill House Season 1

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (23)

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

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It isn't the words that stick with you... It's the sight of the Bent-Neck Lady...

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1

  • Jul 18, 2019
    Based on a novel, The Haunting of Hill House is a supernatural horror series from Netflix. The story follows the Crain family who went through a traumatic experience in their youth in which their mother was killed while renovating an old mansion known as Hill House, and 26-years later another death in the family brings the Crains together again and forces them to face the ghosts from their past. Featuring Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Reaser, and Kate Siegal, the show has a pretty solid cast and delivers some good performances. The writing however, is a little weak as most of the episodes focus on a specific character and some characters are better developed and more interesting than others, resulting in some unevenness from episodes to episode. Yet they do an impressive job at building up the mystery and suspense of Hill House. Also, the look and style the series sets up a creepy and atmospheric tone that's really effective. Frightful and chilling, The Haunting of Hill House delivers a strong first season.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2019
    The Haunting of Hill House was by far the most beautiful, touching, and sad TV show I have ever seen. I have never witnessed so much love woven throughout a story, and the characters were treated with great care. For anyone who can handle a bit of horror (it was about as scary as The Ring), I strongly recommend it. Its psychological themes were completely spot-on. It's almost as if the show were written by a group of incredibly poetic psychologists. Themes it touched on: Mental illness (heavily), psychological barriers/protective mechanisms, loss and death, anxieties of parenting, drug abuse, family and love(heavily), and child sexual abuse (briefly). The jump scares were a bit cliche, but that was not the only horror mechanism that the show relied on. Do not watch this show if you're only looking for horror with no depth. Times I jumped: 2 Times I cried: 2 million.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Story is awesome on top of which every actor fits there roll perfectly.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    Its awesome, i love it because it has great effects and the story 1.000.000/10, and the final is better than any series in netflix. 👌👌
  • Jul 31, 2019
    THE best horror TV Series so far! Loved the story, cast and direction. Can't wait for season 2!
  • Jul 29, 2019
    I think it was fine, however, I have some specific issues with it. Firstly, it relied way too much on jump scares. It's subjective if you like them but I prefer a more subtle way to get an eerie feeling but in any case, they were overused anyway, it appeared that all episodes had 2 or 3 of them. The second issue is that it was way too long-winded at storytelling to the point of almost becoming tedious at times. It felt like 10 episodes were way too much for this story and it could have around 6 or 8 at most, and in any case it became way too explicit at the exposition at times. It felt like we were being fed explanations for like 20-30% of the screen time, for things that were relatively obviously implied already from previous scenes. The last issue I had with it is very subjective and it's not a negative for all but it should be for some: it relied too much on believing in the paranormal. I know this is not always a problem, but it did make the story more unbelievable and silly to me. I'd prefer either a more surprising logical explanation or at least to leave it vague.
  • Jul 26, 2019
    I usually don't come across with a lot of horror series, but this... this is something else. It's interesting, powerful, but also touching.
  • Jul 21, 2019
    Love this show is absolutely well directed the storyline keeps you watching great show!
  • Jul 14, 2019
    With an uncanny air of realism, superb performances all across the board, masterful direction and editing, and character development that leaves you yearning to follow their stories beyond the end credits, The Haunting of Hill House is a uniqe experience. Imbued with tragedy, grief, and a sense of familial uneasiness and trauma, the show portrays parallel timelines that beautifully flow together and culminate with an ending that leaves you emotionally satisfied and touched. Shows of this quality come around only a few times every decade, and it was a joy to watch. Do not miss out!
  • Jul 01, 2019
    エンディングでは泣いてしまった。 ただのホラーだと思ったらあかんで。

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