True Detective - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Haunted Houses



Critic Consensus: "Haunted Houses" retreads too many clichés from the detective genre, even when its actors do a stellar job of killing time.

Episode Info

Cohle's activities in 2002, when his partnership with Hart disintegrated and he quit the force, are recalled by Maggie.


Woody Harrelson
as Martin Hart
Kevin Dunn
as Ken Quesada
Michelle Monaghan
as Maggie Hart
Alexandra Daddario
as Lisa Tragnetti
Tory Kittles
as Det. Thomas Papania
Michael Potts
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Brad Carter
as Charlie
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
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Critic reviews for Haunted Houses

It's a credit to the acting abilities of Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, and Matthew McConaughey that they make this oldest of stories feel so vital.

June 10, 2015 | Full Review…

An illuminating hour that takes us further into the darkness that lurks within everyone...

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

We find out why Marty Hart and Rust Cohle had such a bitter falling out in 2002, and finally meet the power player somehow involved in the cult killings, in this fairly by-the-book (but still gripping) episode of True Detective.

June 5, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's become clear that the truth of the resolution will transcend our theories and hearken back to choices that have been postponed for years.

June 4, 2015 | Rating: 9.8/10 | Full Review…

"Haunted Houses..." demonstrates some of the pitfalls of the structure Pizzolatto's using. It's essentially an hour of filling in the blanks.

June 3, 2015 | Full Review…

While anything might happen, I don't think writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Joji Fukunaga are playing tricks on us. I think they're just telling an old-fashioned murder story really, really well.

June 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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