The Haunting of Hill House Reviews & Ratings

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A modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel
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Oct 16, 2018 1:02AM EDT
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Definitely the best horror I have seen for ages, certainly number one for this year.

Definitely the best horror I have seen for ages, certainly number one for this year.

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Oct 21, 2018 6:12PM EDT
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I'm not often compelled to write reviews, but this show deserves it. The Haunting of Hill House is billed as a horror and it certainly has elements of Horror in it, but at its heart it's a story about coping with trauma. I needed to take breaks from watching the show, not because I was scared, but because the raw emotions were too much to take in large doses. This is the story of a family ripped to shreds and shoved back together only to find that their pieces no longer fit. Their jagged, broken edges causing each other undue pain and agony as they asses who they've become in light of what they have (or have not) seen. I ached for this family to find closure in a way I never would have anticipated. Even if you do spot the twists coming, it's worth the ride to watch this family fumble through the dark in search of resolution. I'd go so far even to say that seeing the twists coming makes them all the more painful.

Don't be deterred by the marketing; even the faint of heart can enjoy this, provided you have enough kleenex.

I'm not often compelled to write reviews, but this show deserves it. The Haunting of Hill House is billed as a horror and it certainly has elements of Horror in it, but at its heart it's a story about coping with trauma. I needed to take breaks from watching the show, not because I was scared, but because the raw emotions were too much to take in large doses. This is the story of a family ripped to shreds and shoved back together only to find that their pieces no longer fit. Their jagged, broken edges causing each other undue pain and agony as they asses who they've become in light of what they have (or have not) seen. I ached for this family to find closure in a way I never would have anticipated. Even if you do spot the twists coming, it's worth the ride to watch this family fumble through the dark in search of resolution. I'd go so far even to say that seeing the twists coming makes them all the more painful.

Don't be deterred by the marketing; even the faint of heart can enjoy this, provided you have enough kleenex.

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Dec 10, 2018 7:21PM EST
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Love this show, I'm at episode five and hooked. Watching one or two eps per night. I haven't seen horror this good in years, it's exceptionally good psychological horror, spooky horror and really scary horror all rolled into one, combined with heart, through family relationships we can all relate to, plus lots of popcorn jumps. Shirley Jackson's novel was one I read as a kid, so to watch it done so well = wow!

Love this show, I'm at episode five and hooked. Watching one or two eps per night. I haven't seen horror this good in years, it's exceptionally good psychological horror, spooky horror and really scary horror all rolled into one, combined with heart, through family relationships we can all relate to, plus lots of popcorn jumps. Shirley Jackson's novel was one I read as a kid, so to watch it done so well = wow!

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Oct 16, 2018 1:43PM EDT
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this is boring

this is boring

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Oct 14, 2018 4:36PM EDT
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Best horror show I've seen in a REALLY long time!

Best horror show I've seen in a REALLY long time!

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Oct 12, 2018 7:51AM EDT
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Jumps from the past to the present too often. I need some linear story telling. Just didn't care for the format the writers chose to present their story.

Jumps from the past to the present too often. I need some linear story telling. Just didn't care for the format the writers chose to present their story.

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Jun 1, 2019 4:52PM EDT
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Not sure what season 2 will entail, but season 1 definitely gave me quite a few jump scares.

Not sure what season 2 will entail, but season 1 definitely gave me quite a few jump scares.

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by tpn22
Jan 27, 2019 11:32AM EST
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As an avid horror watcher, this is watered down, contrived and overrated. I've watched 4 episodes and there's just no respect for the viewer. Have you learned absolutely anything? No. Is it scary at all? No. The scariest part of this show was a CGI sickly kitten. The little "hints" or "connections," if you'd like to call them that, that are supposed to keep you watching are kinda dumb, like an obvious juxtaposition with poor writing of Theo in her childhood saying "don't touch me" and then adult Theo saying "touch me." Could they have written that any more in my face? We still would've gotten the message without that awkward line at the end. Give your audience a little credit, Netflix. This isn't horror; this is a slow drama with an occasional and obnoxious jump scare. I'm not wasting 9 hours on this to get to the 10th hour when they finally decide to explain something to me.

The only redeeming parts of this show are the acting and the backstories, but there are plenty of other shows that give me this and more.

As an avid horror watcher, this is watered down, contrived and overrated. I've watched 4 episodes and there's just no respect for the viewer. Have you learned absolutely anything? No. Is it scary at all? No. The scariest part of this show was a CGI sickly kitten. The little "hints" or "connections," if you'd like to call them that, that are supposed to keep you watching are kinda dumb, like an obvious juxtaposition with poor writing of Theo in her childhood saying "don't touch me" and then adult Theo saying "touch me." Could they have written that any more in my face? We still would've gotten the message without that awkward line at the end. Give your audience a little credit, Netflix. This isn't horror; this is a slow drama with an occasional and obnoxious jump scare. I'm not wasting 9 hours on this to get to the 10th hour when they finally decide to explain something to me.

The only redeeming parts of this show are the acting and the backstories, but there are plenty of other shows that give me this and more.

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Dec 28, 2018 12:53PM EST
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One of the best drama/horror I have seen in ages

One of the best drama/horror I have seen in ages

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Dec 6, 2018 12:36AM EST
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Best horror I've seen in a while. Great acting & Kept me interested all the way through,

Best horror I've seen in a while. Great acting & Kept me interested all the way through,