The classic gothic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House, was written by American author Shirley Jackson in 1959. The story told the tale of four seekers who arrive at an old, notorious pile called Hill House for various reasons. Much to the horror and dismay of these visitors, Hill House itself, has its own plans in store. Netflix is reimaging this tale as a ten episode series. Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game) wrote, directed and executive produced.

Netflix has released a trailer for the series:

“Would you wake us up, from a dream like that?”

Toruk's Take

Hmmm. I really, really enjoyed Ouija: Origin of Evil and Gerald’s Game. I thought Flanagan did an excellent job with those. This one is definitely a reimagining of the 1959 novel. So much so I’m wondering if it wouldn’t have been easier to just call it something else. Less baggage and you can do whatever you want without the need for comparisons. I’d like to say I trust Flanagan at this point. But you can never really be too sure these days. I can see some signs of ‘wokeness’ in the trailer, how much of it permeates the series remains to be seen. He’s tossed his wife in there, but I guess that’s to be expected. It has Carla Gugino, whom I can look at all day, so that’s a plus. I don’t know. I’m inches away from dropping Netflix…maybe this series will keep me around…for a little while longer.

Netlfix’s The Haunting of Hill House starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Lulu Wilson and Mckenna Grace streams October 12th.