How many times did you have to read and re-read that title? Come on, be honest. I personally had to say it aloud and read it slowly a couple times just to differentiate it from the classic film House on Haunted Hill (no, not the remake where Owen Wilson is decapitated, the one from 1959). Given how they flipped the words in that title, I assumed, this would be some kind of parody Netflix was throwing our way, but it turns out that I’m just an unenlightened idiot.
The Haunting of Hill House is actually based on a novel of the same name from 1959, written by Shirley Jackson. In fact, the novel has already been adapted twice, once in 1963 and once in 1999, under the title The Haunting. With this latest adaptation, we’re getting a whole series, courtesy of Netflix, and man does it look gorgeous.
The trailer starts out with a twisted account of a dream that one of the daughters of the house has. That dream plays out over the course of the first half of the trailer, setting the tone for things to come. What comes is a more direct explanation of the series’ premise set to a glorious piece of music.
When it comes to horror, I tend to have very specific tastes. I’ve seen a good chunk of them, but I’m more about those eerie stories that stick with you rather than your typical jump scares. This new show seems to deliver on that, as it features exactly zero jump scares, and yet by the end, I was left with an uneasy feeling in my gut.
Now I know I HAVE to watch this show.
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