A good deal of thirty-somethings would list Stephen King’s The Shining as possibly the greatest haunted house book ever written. Well, Stephen King would disagree; he’d tell you that Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House takes the cake.
The story of the group of folks who decide to stay in Hill House to prove the existence of the supernatural has been brought to the screen twice: first was legendary directory Robert Wise’s The Haunting in 1963 (very good) and then was director Jan de Bont’s film of the same name in 1999 (very bad).
Netflix has thrown their hat into the ring and will be launching a 10-episode series based on Shirley Jackson’s novel to be helmed by Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus) and slated for a 2018 release. Deadline recently reported that two young actresses have been added to the cast: Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor) and Violet McGraw (Ready Player One) both join a cast that already stars some heavy-hitters in Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Michael Huisman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel and Henry Thomas.
Odd that I mentioned Stephen King to start this story, right? Well, Mike Flanagan is also the fellow working on the adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game for Netflix. See how we tie it all together?
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