The Haunting of Hill House

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (286,046)

The Haunting of Hill House is a Netflix original series that premiered in 2018. The show is a supernatural horror drama that follows the story of the Crain family, who moves into the Hill House in order to renovate and sell it. The family consists of parents Hugh and Olivia Crain, and their five children, Steven, Shirley, Theo, Luke, and Nell.

The narrative of the show is split into two timelines, one in the past when the Crain family lived in the Hill House and the other in the present day. In the past, the family lived in the house for a short period, but dark forces haunted them and caused them to flee. In the present, the children have grown up and are dealing with the traumatic events that occurred in the house during their childhood. The show explores themes of family, trauma, grief, and the supernatural.

Victoria Pedretti portrays Nell Crain, the youngest in the family, and her character is central to the plot of the show. She is a complex character who struggles with mental illness and is haunted by a supernatural presence that she believes is trying to kill her. Michiel Huisman portrays Steven Crain, the eldest in the family, a successful author who uses his traumatic experiences in Hill House as inspiration for his books. Carla Gugino portrays Olivia Crain, the family matriarch, who becomes deeply affected by the supernatural events occurring in the house.

Timothy Hutton, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Mckenna Grace, Anthony Ruivivar, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, and Olive Abercrombie also have significant roles in the show, shaping the plot and adding complexity to the characters.

One of the most striking aspects of the show is its cinematography. The use of color, shadows, and camera angles creates a sense of unease that amplifies the horror elements of the show. The haunting atmosphere of the Hill House is palpable, and the tension builds throughout the series.

The show explores each character's backstory and their individual experiences of the supernatural events in the house, allowing the audience to understand the complexity of each character's trauma. Each episode centers around a different family member, and their particular struggles with the supernatural elements of the Hill House.

It is important to note that the show is not solely focused on horror but also delves into the psychological effects of trauma. The narrative explores the different ways in which the Crain siblings cope with their experiences in the house, and how it affects their relationships with each other and the people around them.

Overall, The Haunting of Hill House is a well-crafted and thought-provoking horror show that balances supernatural scares with character development and introspection. Its themes of family, trauma, and grief are dealt with sensitively and give the show a deeper emotional resonance. The performances of the cast are stellar and enhance the story's impact. The show is not for the faint of heart, but it is a worthwhile watch for fans of horror and drama alike.

The Haunting of Hill House is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 2018.

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Silence Lay Steadily
10. Silence Lay Steadily
October 12, 2018
The Red Room's contents are finally revealed as the Cranes return to the house to confront old ghosts, unspeakable secrets and an insatiable evil.
Screaming Meemies
9. Screaming Meemies
October 12, 2018
While struggling to discern dreams from reality, Olivia fears for her children's safety, a motherly instinct Mrs. Dudley urges her to embrace.
Witness Marks
8. Witness Marks
October 12, 2018
A familiar terror revisits Shirley and Theo on Halloween night as Hugh and Steve go looking for Luke, who disappeared on a deadly errand.
7. Eulogy
October 12, 2018
As the Cranes gather to say their final goodbyes, a flashback reveals Mr. Dudley's connection to the house -- and exposes a secret in the walls.
Two Storms
6. Two Storms
October 12, 2018
It's a reunion for all the wrong reasons when Hugh flies in for the funeral, coming face to face with his estranged children on a dark, stormy night.
The Bent-Neck Lady
5. The Bent-Neck Lady
October 12, 2018
A dark specter with an unsettling silhouette has haunted Nell since she was a girl. Now "the Bent-Neck Lady" is back -- and she's calling Nell home.
The Twin Thing
4. The Twin Thing
October 12, 2018
Still wrestling with addiction -- and an unshakable fright -- a frantic Luke tries to save a friend while sensing his twin sister is in danger.
3. Touch
October 12, 2018
Keenly perceptive Theo sees shades of herself in a troubled young patient, a girl who's haunted by the menacing grin of "Mr. Smiley."
Open Casket
2. Open Casket
October 12, 2018
A devastating family tragedy stirs memories of traumatic losses, reminding Shirley of her first brush with death -- and awakening long-dormant fears.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 12, 2018
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.
Where to Watch The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Haunting of Hill House on demand at Netflix, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (286,046)