The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 Reviews

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October 22, 2018
It isn't the words that stick with you... It's the sight of the Bent-Neck Lady...
October 22, 2018
Like this year's best horror film Hereditary, the chilling new Netflix series does an excellent job of wringing as much handwringing spooky boo-boo out of everyday events as it possibly can.
October 20, 2018
What before ended on a note of sinister unease now leaves us with hope. And I guess we can be fine with that. There is no such thing as too much hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2018
Fantastic, all around. The scares were there, subtle, and this show freaked me out. So good, and so well acted.
October 19, 2018
Stream it for sure. Like with any horror movie, there's a lot of build up in the first couple of episodes, but when The Haunting of Hill House gets rolling it doesn't stop.
October 19, 2018
Mike Flanagan's Netflix adaptation of Jackson's work makes a family-the Crains-and their twisted collective history the narrative thread. But he manages to keep the focus on engaging female characters while building out a new world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2018
It' ll reward your attention and patience with moments that will leave you breathless, on the edge of the seat, and turning on the lights throughout the house to sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2018
What I'm most curious to discover is how Flanagan, who also wrote the show, plans to update the themes of the original to mirror contemporary American anxieties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2018
Between effective jump-scares, a cast led by the great TV actors Michiel Huisman and Elizabeth Reaser breathes life into an allegory for collective mourning.
October 18, 2018
A limited series based on Shirley Jackson's influential ghost story, and it's worth the binge.
October 17, 2018
If you're in the mood for slow burn horror and strong performances, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful entry in the televison horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2018
Ambitious family drama-meets-horror story is dark, mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2018
The Haunting of Hill House is possibly the scariest thing you will watch this year and earns a spot alongside IT and HEREDITARY as the latest horror story that deserves the hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 16, 2018
The Haunting of Hill House comes ready to make itself right at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 16, 2018
The horror is expertly paced - there's a slow ominous creep, then a sharp shock and that same adrenalin rush of relief that kicks in after going on a roller coaster.
October 16, 2018
Flanagan has made something extraordinary: a horror story that sustains the tension for 10 hours without flagging, yet is a compelling, believable human drama. There has never been anything like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2018
Some stories work better as discrete two-hour movies, but the sad tale of the Crain family of Massachusetts benefits from a long, novelistic gaze.
October 15, 2018
Hill House is not just an affecting character-focused drama, but one that takes advantage of your investment in its intricately drawn-out story to produce scares that are twice as effective.
October 15, 2018
While the structural issues could definitely use some tweaking, the fact that it's essentially a sprawling family drama punctuated with jump scares and a pervasive creepiness is pretty interesting.
October 15, 2018
Get ready to fall in love with the most beautiful doomed family on TV since the Fishers on Six Feet Under. This is what the spooky version of This Is Us looks like.
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