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Official Trailer Debuts for ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

Netflix has debuted the highly anticipated trailer for The Haunting of Hill House. The two-and-a-half-minute preview features an intense gothic setting and follows a family that lives in the haunted “Hill House.”

The series is both written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil) and stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Kate Siegel, and Elizabeth Reaser.

Reimagining the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, this is not the first time this classic has been adapted for film.  The novel was brought to the screen once in 1963 and again in 1999, both times under the title The Haunting. read more

Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” Adds to Their Already Impressive Cast

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). read more

Oculus Director Mike Flanagan Working on The Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix

Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, inspired both a 1963 film adaptation by director Robert Wise and a 1999 CGI spectacle starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now, Variety reports that writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is in the early stages of creating a 10-episode series for Netflix which will be based upon the world of Jackson’s novel.

The original novel all but established the “mysterious strangers in a haunted house” concept which would later be popularized by a variety of imitations. The new series is being described as a “modern re-imagining” of the novel. Flanagan will executive produce the series along with longtime collaborator Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce the series. read more