Yesterday, Netflix announced its new upcoming horror series, The Haunting of Hill House. Besides being widely regarded as one of the best haunted-house stories of all time, it’s the people involved who should really get you hyped.
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The series will be helmed by Mike Flanagan, a horror filmmaker you should really know by now, since he knocks it out of the park every damn time. Flanagan, in his still-young career, has already been responsible for beloved modern horrors Oculus, GQ favorite Hush, and Ouija: Origin of Evil, which by all logic should have been a very bad movie. On top of that, he made the criminally underrated Absentia, and is currently finishing up an adaptation of the minimalist Stephen King horror Gerald’s Game, which King himself gave a very emphatic seal of approval:
Go watch all those movies if you haven’t already.
Flanagan’s turn to long-form streaming storytelling is exciting. The Haunting of Hill House is a tense, almost unbearable book at times. It will be great to see how the director works with dread over the course of several episodes rather than just a few hours.
No word on when The Haunting of Hill House will hit Netflix yet but, trust me, I’ll keep you in the loop.
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