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Steven Sees a Ghost 

While investigating a ghost story for his latest novel, a skeptical Steven receives a call from his sister that triggers a chain of fateful events.


Mike Flanagan


Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan (created for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michiel Huisman ... Steven Crain
Carla Gugino ... Olivia Crain
Henry Thomas ... Young Hugh Crain
Elizabeth Reaser ... Shirley Crain
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Luke Crain
Kate Siegel ... Theodora Crain
Victoria Pedretti ... Nell Crain
Lulu Wilson ... Young Shirley
Mckenna Grace ... Young Theo
Paxton Singleton ... Young Steven
Julian Hilliard ... Young Luke
Violet McGraw ... Young Nell
Timothy Hutton ... Hugh Crain
Annabeth Gish ... Mrs. Dudley
Anthony Ruivivar ... Kevin Harris


After years, Steven is visited by patient who appears to be a fan of his works. While his family is wrapped up in a series of conflicts that appear to re-emerge from the past, he does not take it too seriously and continues his work. As his younger sister Nellie decides to visit their old house, Steven gets a call from his dad with unfortunate news. Written by ahmetkozan

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Steven removes the shutter of his cam. In the previous view, it is already removed. See more »


[Shirley slams the manuscript on the table in front of Steven]
Shirley Crain: The fuck, Steve?
Steven Crain: [worried] You didn't like it.
Shirley Crain: No, I didn't like it.
Leigh: What's going on?
Shirley Crain: My brother raped the family, is what's going on.
Steven Crain: Hang on...
Shirley Crain: Look, I get that things haven't gone well for your writing, and when you said you wanted to do a book about the house, I understand that, but this...
Steven Crain: I sent you guys the manuscript in case you had any objections. I didn't have to do that.
Shirley Crain: Of course, we object. I object, Steve.
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Strong first episode
27 October 2018 | by jke_upSee all my reviews

This episode is good, it immerses the viewer and makes it interesting. Good transitions between scenes, good pacing

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