Netflix’s new horror series The Haunting of Hill House is indeed about a haunted house—but it’s really more about a haunted family, all of whom are traumatised by the summer they spent within the title dwelling’s walls. This is not your typical Halloween fare, but it is still very chilling.
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Video: Shirley Jackson’s original horror novel The Haunting of Hill House from 1959 was a chilling exploration of one woman’s fight to retain her grip on reality as a haunted mansion chipped away at her sanity. From the looks of the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming series based on the book, we’re about to be in for more of the same.
We’ve been so excited about Mike Flanagan’s big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (AKA The Shining sequel) that we kind of forgot about the director’s other big horror project. That changed today when Netflix finally reminded us about the new series The Haunting of Hill House.
Mike Flanagan has accomplished an incredible amount in the past few years: his well-received indie breakout Absentia in 2011; 2016's Ouija: Origin of Evil, the rare sequel that improved upon its predecessor, and this year's excellent Stephen King adaptation, Gerald's Game. And now, a film he's been waiting to see released since 2015 is finally getting its chance.
Horror writer-director Mike Flanagan made a name for himself with uniquely creepy films like Absentia and Oculus; this year, he's had Hush and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil. He's been circling an adaptation of Stephen King's Gerald's Game since 2014, and the project is now underway thanks to Netflix.
Though the 2014 Ouija movie was a big hit, it was bad and everyone expected a sequel to be crap. The release of the first trailer for Ouija: Origin of Evil changed that, delivering some truly terrifying and surprising visuals. The second trailer does more of the same by focusing on Doris, the possessed girl at the center of the film.
Video: Here's a new trailer for an old-ish horror movie: Before I Wake, languishing unreleased since 2013 thanks to Relativity Media's financial troubles, which have since been resolved. The not-really-latest from Mike Flanagan (Oculus, the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil) will be out September 9. Will it be worth the wait?
Video: I'm speechless. When I heard Universal was making a sequel to the surprise 2014 hit Ouija, I had literally no interest. The first movie was bad so, obviously, a sequel would be even worse, right? Well, Ouija: Origin of Evil may still end up crappy, but at the very least this trailer for it is all kinds of messed up.