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Here's why everyone is freaking out over The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix

Things are set to get spooky.

(Spoiler free, we promise!)

THERE’S A NEW series on Netflix that’s said to be revolutionising the horror genre.

Based on the 1959 novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House is giving everyone the heebee jeebies just in time for October 31st.

Source: Netflix

Go on, what’s it about then? 

“Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it,” Netflix synopsis reads. Sounds very spooky indeed.

It follows a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country as tragedy forces them, as adults, to go back to the house to confront the ghosts of the past.

Ok, who’s in it?

The show stars Michiel Huisman, who you’ll have previously seen in Game Of Thrones.

''The Haunting of Hill House'' Los Angeles Premiere Source: Birdie Thompson

Then there’s Carla Gugino, who you’ll obviously know from the cult classic Spy Kids. (More recently, she starred in the Netflix film Gerald’s King, based on the Stephen King novel.)

Skyscraper Premiere - New York Source: John Barrett

It also stars Timothy Hutton, who you’ll recently have seen in How To Get Away With Murder.

All The Money In The World Premiere - Los Angeles Source: Admedia

What are people saying about it?

In summary, it’s scary AF.

King Of Scary Stephen King said: “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan.

I don’t usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really.

“I think Shirley Jackson [the novel's author] would approve, but who knows for sure.”

One Twitter user said: “The Haunting of Hill House is SO good. Like how is it possible for a horror show to make you both terrified and sad? Holy emotions.”

Another wrote: “Haunting of Hill House tries *way* too hard and it’s one of the best things about the show. Everything has meaning, importance, relevancy. Nothing is just there for the sake of stretching time or looking cool.”

And how long will I be watching it for?

There’s 10 episodes in the first series. A second series hasn’t been signed off on yet, but given the reaction, it’s probably a matter of time.

Any trailers?

Yep – you may have to watch from behind your hands though if you’re skittish.

Source: Netflix/YouTube

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The Haunting of Hill House is streaming on Netflix now.

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