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The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 Reviews

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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 7, 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 1, 2018
What could easily have been turned into a quick series of jump scares has been turned by Mike Flanagan into an all-too-real tale of grief and how to handle it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2018
The Haunting of Hill House is a new high watermark for episodic horror, not just standing up to past adaptations... but demonstrating that a show can be both dramatically complex and relentlessly scary.
November 1, 2018
This is an original and fascinating look at family drama, one that refuses neat and tidy endings and begs us to consider what we ultimately do with a home we can never truly leave.
October 31, 2018
It's the pain, the loneliness, the desperation that grips their strained faces, pools in their eyes, and reaches across the screen to make you turn back on the lights. Now that, that feels real.
October 26, 2018
What is perhaps most beautiful about The Haunting of Hill House is the way it both subverts the haunted house genre and then wholly genuflects to its cliches.
October 25, 2018
The horrors only grow, the jump scares keeping pace with an ever accelerating plot. And in its crescendo we are made to confront those things we would prefer to remain only objective observers to.
October 25, 2018
Every performance contributes to the family dynamic and helps to build anxiety throughout the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2018
With its exceptional melding of family drama and expertly-executed genre thrills, The Haunting of Hill House shouldn't be missed whether you're a card-carrying genre fan or not.
October 24, 2018
As a tale of what happens when the ties that bind are the same ones that gag you, and scar you, and occasionally strangle you to death, it's absolutely terrifying.
October 24, 2018
Over 10 episodes, it's stylish, moving, and sinister, riddled with ghosts both literal and metaphorical.
October 24, 2018
Although the series starts slowly, it eventually develops into a riveting story, revealing a few horrifying secrets along the way and finishing on a surprisingly emotional note.
October 23, 2018
A perfectly matched narrative, emotional and technical puzzle. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 23, 2018
The show wisely does not decide to try and answer all the mysteries it presents to the audience. Sometimes there are no easy answers, in life and in television.
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