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The Haunting of Hill House 

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Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

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Series cast summary:
Michiel Huisman ...  Steven Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Carla Gugino ...  Olivia Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Henry Thomas ...  Young Hugh Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Elizabeth Reaser ...  Shirley Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ...  Luke Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Kate Siegel ...  Theodora Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Victoria Pedretti ...  Nell Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Lulu Wilson ...  Young Shirley 10 episodes, 2018
Mckenna Grace ...  Young Theo 10 episodes, 2018
Paxton Singleton ...  Young Steven 10 episodes, 2018
Julian Hilliard ...  Young Luke 10 episodes, 2018
Violet McGraw ...  Young Nell 10 episodes, 2018
Timothy Hutton ...  Hugh Crain 10 episodes, 2018
Anthony Ruivivar ...  Kevin Harris 8 episodes, 2018
Samantha Sloyan ...  Leigh Crain 8 episodes, 2018
Annabeth Gish ...  Mrs. Dudley 6 episodes, 2018
Robert Longstreet ...  Mr. Dudley 6 episodes, 2018
Olive Elise Abercrombie ...  Abigail 5 episodes, 2018
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Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of Hill House See more »

Filming Locations:

LaGrange, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Young Theo is seen reading The Lottery, also written by Shirley Jackson, while sitting outside in episode 2. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the cook-stove/range in Hill House is an electric model from 1940s or 50s, clearly (and wrongly) shown with an exhaust duct extending from behind it and into the wall. Electric ovens don't need exhaust ducts - gas ovens do, to vent the byproducts of combustion. The model in the episode isn't dual fuel. There's no need for this duct at all. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Haunting of Hill House S1 (2018) See more »

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Outstanding Beginning, Disappointing Finish
17 October 2018 | by hlahornerSee all my reviews

Creepy, gothic, atmospheric drama/horror story about a family who briefly lived in a haunted house and the far reaching effects it has on each of their lives.

There are a lot of really great elements to this show. The casting is excellent. The women all look like family to the point it takes a few episodes to keep them straight, The casting of Timothy Hutton as the elder Hugh was inspired. He easily passed as an older version of Henry Thomas . The acting was good and the character development was outstanding. Everyone was multidimensional and believable as real people. The story telling style of jumping between past and present is used very effectively and keeps you on your toes.

There are several very well placed jump scares, but the majority of the horror comes from the building of anticipation and dread . I watched more than one scene with my hands covering my face and peeking through my fingers. The writers also liberally employed the use of fleeting images that you aren't quite sure you saw, but add to the overall atmosphere,

This all hollds up rather well for the first eight episodes. Then the whole thing gets a little shakey, and finally collapses under the weight of itself in the final episode. Every character has a drawn out melodramatic monologue. The former restraint is abandoned and after 9 hours of detailed character development and story telling, all the storylines are neatly and happily wrapped up in the last 15 minutes.

The series is absolutely worth watching, but for me the ending is what keeps it from being a perfect 10.


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