Netflix Original “The Haunting of Hill House” Terrifies Viewers


"The Haunting of Hill House" terrifies both the viewers and the cast since its October premiere.

Brianna Langel, Reporter

Based on the 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, a Massachusetts producer decided to use this book as a base for a new Netflix Original with the same name. The trailer shows a family growing up together in Hill House long after it’s been built,as the family is there to flip and resell the house. However, they are soon drawn out after they run into increasing paranormal phenomena. The children return as adults over 20 years later to face the pain and horror of the ghosts from their past, who lurk in their minds and in the shadows of Hill House.
Senior Emma Loomis said that she started watching The Haunting of Hill House, because everyone started talking about how good it was.
“Somehow all the episodes piece together and come as one. In the beginning of an episode, something will happen. Then in another episode, that problem will be explained,” said Loomis.
October 12, 2018 was the premiere of the first season of The Haunting of Hill House, and was rated 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, 9/10 on IMDb, and 79% on Metacritic. The ten-episode season is drawing watchers in left and right as each episode has a new puzzle piece to be added as a way of overcoming trauma told through a sharply modern horror story. Instead of following the Crain family throughout the series, the second season is speculated to follow a new family.
Mike Flanagan, the producer of The Haunting of Hill House, had an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying that the first season perfectly told the story of the Crain family.
“I don’t want to speculate too much about season two until Netflix, Paramount, and Amblin let us know if they want one. What I will say, though, is that as far as I’ve ever been concerned with this, the story of the Crain family is told. It’s done,” Flanagan said.