The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous hauntedhouse in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts… some which lurk in their minds… and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House. (official synopsis via Netflix)
I am, it must be said, a great big scaredy cat.
While others would plunge back into the house full of ghosts, the apocalypse full of trailers or the dark night full to the brim with werewolves, vampires and vengeful golems, I run the other way.
Now granted that keeps me alive, at least in most Hollywood films, but it does make for a rather beige existence … so in the interests of broadening my viewing horizons and making better better use of my blankets (from which to peek behind naturally), I will be watching The Haunting of Hill House, a new Netflix series based on the 1959 horror novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson.
With the lights on. In full daylight. I like my haunting ghosts where I can see them … well, you know …
The Haunting of Hill House premieres on Netflix on 12 October.