Netflix’s New Binge Worthy / Cringe Worthy Show: The Haunting Of Hill House
I'm definitely a fan of the creepy movies and shows we get flooded with every October and this year, the selection seems to be endless.
Over the weekend I managed to cram in all 10 episodes of Netflix's "The Haunting Of Hill House" and wanted to share a quick review. First off, as is the case with just about everything I watch, I have not read the book, so I am not really equipped to make comparisons, but only to judge the series on its own merit.
Right off the bat I will say that this series has minimal gore, which is exactly what I was looking for. I've got nothing against a good bloody horror movie; in fact, I look forward to the new Halloween move in theaters later this week. I was just in the mood for a mostly psychological thriller as opposed to masks and butcher knives and Hill House delivered on that.
I wasn't initially a fan of the jumpy timeline, but they managed to tie everything up neatly in the end, so even though I prefer a linear story telling, this worked just fine. As far as scares go, there were a couple of jump scares that actually made me jump, Had I been in the theater, I likely would have thrown a few pieces of popcorn to the row in front of me. These weren't cheap "cat jumping out from behind a curtain" scares, but well placed and warranted "gotchas".
I think some people might find it a slow start, but by the time you start episode 4, I'm pretty sure you'll be in binge mode, ready to resolve all of the mysteries of Hill House.
In the end, if you're looking for some Halloween scares and love a good haunted house story, I think you'll enjoy The Haunting of Hill House.