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Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ called first great horror TV show



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  • Netflix’s upcoming horror series, “The Haunting of Hill
    House,” has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.
  • The series is being called “the first great horror TV
    show” and “perfect Halloween bingeing.”
  • The 10-episode first season drops on Netflix October


Netflix’s upcoming horror series, “The Haunting of Hill House,”
doesn’t drop on the streaming service until October 12, but it’s
already getting amazing buzz from critics who have seen it.

Netflix describes the series, which is based on the 1950s novel
of the same name, as “flashing between past and present, a
fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home
and the terrifying events that drove them from it.” Fans
shouldn’t expect a direct adaptation of the novel, though, as
critics note that the series is more of a reimagining.

The 10-episode first season is directed by Mike Flanagan, who is
known for horror films like “Hush,” “Before I Wake,” “Ouija:
Origin of Evil,” and Netflix’s “Gerald’s Game.” It stars Carla
Gugino, who reunites with Flanagan and Netflix after starring in
“Gerald’s Game” last year.

The series currently has a 100% critic score on review-aggregator
site Rotten Tomatoes. Though it’s early and that’s based on just
seven reviews, it’s a promising start. 

GQ called “The Haunting of
Hill House” the “first great horror TV show,” even
better than the likes of “Black Mirror” or “American Horror
Story.” “It’s not for the faint of heart, and it’s f——
fantastic,” Tom Philip wrote.

Forbes‘ Merrill Barr said the
show is “out to scare and on that front, it succeeds from the
get-go and makes for perfect Halloween bingeing along with
everyone’s various slasher movie marathons.”

The one small but common criticism seems to be that the
show builds itself up slowly. Daniel D’Addario wrote for Variety that the show “doesn’t
immediately make a case for itself” but that it’s “an effective
scare-fest that is at its best when the tale does more than jolt
the viewer.”

Based on first reactions, “The Haunting of Hill House” is sure to
keep viewers up at night.

Watch the chilling trailer below:


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