The Haunting of Hill House: Miniseries (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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Episodes

Air date: Oct 12, 2018

Steven, a skeptical writer, gets a call from his sister that spurs a series of unfortunate events while researching paranormal activity for his upcoming novel.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

A devastating family tragedy stirs memories of traumatic losses, reminding Shirley of her first brush with death -- and awakening long-dormant fears.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

Keenly perceptive Theo sees shades of herself in a troubled young patient, a girl who's haunted by the menacing grin of "Mr. Smiley."

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Still wrestling with addiction -- and an unshakable fright -- a frantic Luke tries to save a friend while sensing his twin sister is in danger.

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A dark specter with an unsettling silhouette has haunted Nell since she was a girl. Now "the Bent-Neck Lady" is back -- and she's calling Nell home.

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It's a reunion for all the wrong reasons when Hugh flies in for the funeral, coming face to face with his estranged children on a dark, stormy night.

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As the Cranes gather to say their final goodbyes, a flashback reveals Mr. Dudley's connection to the house -- and exposes a secret in the walls.

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A familiar terror revisits Shirley and Theo on Halloween night as Hugh and Steve go looking for Luke, who disappeared on a deadly errand.

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While struggling to discern dreams from reality, Olivia fears for her children's safety, a motherly instinct Mrs. Dudley urges her to embrace.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

The Red Room's contents are finally revealed as the Cranes return to the house to confront old ghosts, unspeakable secrets and an insatiable evil.

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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 Miniseries

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (25)

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…
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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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The Haunting of Hill House contains some of the most unforgettable horror imagery in film or television in years.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's atmospheric, with a nearly consistent undertone of dread, peppered with just the right amount of jump scares to spice things. Yet, at its heart, The Haunting of Hill House is much more than a ghost story.

Jul 17, 2020 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Hill House: Miniseries

  • 6d ago
    It's basically one long theatrical film. One of the most awesome horror films in a long time, possibly ever. Reworked storyline, cinematography and are excellent!! I would rate it more than 5 if i could.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    One of the scariest, saddest and beautiful show ever made. Must watch.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Well done! Bravo! I mean really, well done...beginning to end. When I started this series I was cautiously optimistic because I've been burned in the past where a series started out really good and then ended really crappy. After the first episode I liked it but I didn't love it I was on the fence, but by the second episode I was hooked and by the end I think I actually clapped! (corny, I know) but it was that good, in my opinion.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    Everything I enjoy in a horror: a mysterious family history, a lurking malevolence, a blending of supernatural and psychological, and a satisfying resolution that has lasting effect on how you see the real world.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    I decided to watch it all over again just to spot the ghosts and catch small clues or details I missed the first time. It didn't work. The show is so incredibly engrossing I fell right back into the story. Horror genre has so much trash in it I've become a bit of a snob. This miniseries is transcendent of the genre. It's not just one of the best horror stories I've ever seen, it's simply brilliant as a production and compelling as a story. I don't know much else horror that spends so much time developing the characters to the point the horror is the backdrop.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    Anti-climactic ending.
  • Jun 01, 2020
    By far, one of the best, if not the best, piece of work Netflix has ever released. I am a huge horror fan and many horror tv shows and movies fail to produce compelling stories or end off with a cheesy ending. Haunting of Hill House does a wonderful job of giving a great story with a very difficult topic and showcasing grief in a relatable yet scary way. The scares were not cheap and were well executed throughout the entire season. You do not need to be a horror fan to enjoy the depth of the show. If you need something to watch, this is the show. You will not be disappointed.
  • May 30, 2020
    BRUH! That twist! 9/10.
  • May 29, 2020
    I have never watched such an amazing scary series in my life. After I watched the final episode, I literally wanted to watch the whole thing again and again. It has such a good plot line. Even the jump scares made sense and were so perfectly timed. The actors really brought the characters to life in a way that was simultaneously jarring and captivating. I binged straight through this series and I am desparately waiting and hoping that there will be another season.
  • May 24, 2020
    I loved the movie, have yet to finish reading the book, but I'm sure the show does it justice. Excellent!

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