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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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.

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 (94) | 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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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: Miniseries

  • 4d ago
    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!
  • May 19, 2020
    Eventhough the story has a slow start, the ending is worth it. This is probably because I expected it to be 'another horry story' about a haunted house but the characters have much more depth. I would definately recommend this.
  • May 11, 2020
    (Spoiler-free review) I've waited a couple of weeks since finishing the show before writing this review. The reason for that is I like to let a show digest before jumping on a bandwagon or giving a knee-jerk response to it. I have to say, The Haunting of Hill House is an absolute masterpiece. This show absolutely could not have been done justice within the time constraints of a feature film, expertly using the long-form series format to truly explore the backstories and motivations of all its characters. You truly feel connected to each and every member of the Crain family and deeply care about what happens to them. The show would still have been an amazing drama series even without the horror aspects. It would still have been an amazing horror show even with a much shallower plot. Each episode has a primary focus on 1 character, reminding me (in a good way) of Lost - even in the use of flashbacks too. Episodes 5 and 6 are possibly my favourite episodes of any series I've ever watched. I will be recommending this show to every horror fan that I know. Easiest 5-star review I've ever given. Given the complex, intertwining layers of the show (and all the spooky Easter Eggs), I'm going to go back and rewatch it from the start. I'm sure I'll just as much enjoyment out of it the 2nd time!
  • May 09, 2020
    Such a well-done series. One of the best shows on Netflix and probably the best horror series ever.
  • May 04, 2020
    Nothing like the source material and what kind of an ending was that? Now I know what it feels like to be pistol whipped. Here's hoping Season 2 is better than Season 1.
  • May 01, 2020
    Chilling. Well written, well acted...using horror tactics but not to the point of cheese. If you enjoy the genre, there are plenty of jumps to be had.
  • Apr 30, 2020
    The Hill House is not just a ghost house,  Although the mother's life was taken away from that home, the Crane family was able to strengthen the bond. Although the house now grabs Nellie's life, the Hill House is able to reunite with the broken family. Abstinence,The most successful performance, The best horror story that ever frightened me was the sensation of my heart

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