Looking for a new binge-worthy show? Try The Haunting of Hill House


Andre Gromoski , Reporter

The Haunting of Hill House is a supernatural horror TV Show on Netflix that was created and directed by Mike Flanagan. The series is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson.The show has two different timelines going on, one in the summer of 1992 and the other in present day. It follows the Crane family who move into the Hill House and experience paranormal activity during their stay that still haunts them into their adulthood.

Hugh and Olivia Crane and their children Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Eleanor move into the Hill House while it is being renovated. Their plan is to sell the home once done, but due to unexpected repairs, the family must stay longer. This is where the family begins to experience increasing paranormal activity that results in a death and forces the family to leave the house. Twenty-six years later, the siblings and their father reunite after another death in the family occurs, and are forced to deal with and talk about their time at the house.

The Haunting of the Hill House does a great job of giving you an interesting story that you will keep you glued to your screen, and makes you want to binge it so you can see what unfolds next.

The character investment in the show is great as it gives depth and diversity to each character. Each character has their own story as to how they saw things and as to how they felt towards the events happening.

The dialogue that was created between the characters was excellent, giving the story more life and the characters more personality.

The acting was terrific by all the actors; the child actors did very good job at representing what most of us would feel like or act in this situation. The actor who played Hugh Crane did a fantastic job in my opinion, as he did a great job playing the grieving father.

Everything from the writing, to the cast, to the acting, to the editing is just great. Since the first episode I could not stop watching, I would give this show 4 ghosts out of 5.