The Haunting of Hill House: Miniseries Reviews

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August 30, 2020
A cinematic masterpiece of the small screen. One of the best Netflix original shows out there, and my favorite horror experience in recent years. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 17, 2020
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.
October 29, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 17, 2019
The Haunting of Hill House brilliantly showcased relatable characters trying their best to conquer demonstrable villainy inside the house and inside themselves.
May 16, 2019
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 5, 2019
Classical, but innovative, precious in the visual but without more squeamishness than necessary, Mike Flanagan distances himself from the cinematic trends with a series full of interesting details. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2019
I really thought it was different, and mature. Henry Thomas, great to see him in this show, what a great actor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 27, 2019
The Haunting of Hill House redefines hauntings by centralizing the family and its relationship to the house, over the shock that the house produces. This is a human story and it's their interactions with the ghosts that build the story not just scare.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
December 24, 2018
One of horror's greatest lesbian characters can be found in The Haunting of Hill House.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 28, 2018
The show's exploration of collective and individual grief, while often moving, can also feel a little trite and glib. Still, this is an unusually earnest attempt to look at emotional trauma within a horror setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2018
The result is deeply creepy but unexpectedly moving, especially in the series' gorgeously paced midsection.
November 21, 2018
Trauma builds walls around us, but The Haunting of Hill House shines a light on the exit.
November 19, 2018
Hill House occasionally veers into melodrama, but at its best, the series is an examination of a family splintered by profound denial.
November 16, 2018
This is the horror series you never knew you needed. A beautifully-cast show that plays out like Six Feet Under meets The Conjuring, there is simply nothing else like it.
November 16, 2018
A really cool concept...no one ever really talks about what happens to people after the haunted houses, the anxiety and the trauma...so cool to watch, and I love the way it bounces back and forth.
November 16, 2018
The virtuosity in the style is evident. That's why it's a shame that [director and writer Mike] Flanagan neglects elementary aspects like the performances and the script. [Full review in Spanish]
November 8, 2018
Mike Flanagan puts together a project that pulses with an eerie but naturalistic vibe, further concurring that horror can not only be great, but it can be fantastic.
November 8, 2018
Horror is about dark delight, yes-but it's also about intensity, a quality in extremely short supply in Hill House.
November 2, 2018
Most frustratingly, the adaptation abandons the raw feminine perversity that made Jackson's story so indelible.
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