Haunting OF Hill House, The. Goth Novel Adapted To Netflix Series
Haunting OF Hill House, The. Series Details
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Release Date: Series Premiere Friday, October 12
Release Format: Netflix
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
Netflix has a newfound focus on Horror and beginning in October the leading video streaming platform will premiere pioneering content to advance the genre. The film Apostle debuts October 12th, 2018, Horror series; Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiers October 26th, 2018 and Haunted debuts October 19th, 2018. The Haunting of Hill House is a ten episodic series set to debut on Friday, October 12th, 2018. Netflix bases the series on the novel penned by American author Shirley Jackson, published in 1959.
Director, Writer, Mike Flanagan serves as The Haunting of Hill House showrunner translating the Gothic Horror novel into a visual narrative. Flanagan is no stranger to Horror cinema, over the years he offered feature film contributions; Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Gerald’s Game, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
The Haunting of Hill House delivers a traditional yet time-tested plot that focuses on a group of individuals experiencing paranormal disturbances within their newfound abode. There is more to the story than this basic overview. Take, for instance, the poster art, the graphic conveys the symbolism of a fragmented psychological state. For those unfamiliar with Jackson’s novel, there are elements of the what if scenario? Are the supernatural events experience in Hill House otherworldly or episodes from a disturbed person?
The trailer for The Haunting of Hill House delivers stunning visuals, and this is expected considering Netflix delivers powerful visual dramas. A highlight within the montage is the acting which comes across as solid and articulate. To further compliment the on-screen chemistry are the talents of the younger actor, actress. Young actors are a pivotal enrichment to Horror cinema as the protagonist and memorable as the antagonists.
Although the trailer presents so-called jump scares, it will be safe to say the series will not rely on cheap tactics to entice viewers. The Haunting of Hill House comes across as a psychological Thriller with Drama as its centerpiece and Horror as its influence.