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

The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 Reviews

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October 12, 2018
I found it perplexing and eventually irritating.
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October 11, 2018
This Haunting is so far from the original source material that it's more of a demolition than adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2018
Like everything in Hill House, that terror gets muted, slowed down and picked over so much that it ends up banal and lifeless.
October 12, 2018
With so many hours to fill, things get nuttier, and not necessarily in a good way.
October 12, 2018
Things were going so well. Now here I am, out back in the cold of night, burying it.
October 12, 2018
It's not just the family premise that makes this series so brilliant, but the characters as individuals themselves. Flanagan spends entire episodes giving the audience deft yet scathing vignettes of his characters' lives - and as always, it's a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 19, 2018
Fantastic, all around. The scares were there, subtle, and this show freaked me out. So good, and so well acted.
October 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 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 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
Flanagan retains the thematic core of the novel in some effective ways that we've highlighted below.
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
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 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 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
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.
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 9, 2018
The Haunting of Hill House is a special treat for horror fans, one of the greatest - and most satisfying - uses of the genre is this new, bingeable medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2018
Hill House's production design is stunning, creepy, and clever-the house has a kind of Overlook Hotel thing going on, where it's enormous but also confining.
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