It’s time to get spooky.
Halloween is right around the corner, and Netflix has proven that it really isn’t messing around this year. From demons to vampires and everything in between, their new feature, “Netflix and Chills,” has it all. From creepy movies like “The Babysitter” to popular horror series like “Stranger Things,” the streaming offers plenty that will literally have you hiding behind your blankets and pillows.
Netflix’s newest original horror series “Haunting of Hill House,” which aired Oct. 12, is perhaps the scariest of them all — so scary that you just might not be able to watch it alone.
The chilling 10-episode series, a recreation of Shirley Jackson’s award-winning novel, takes viewers along the journey of a group of siblings who grew up in what would go on to be the most haunted house in the country.
The show flips back and forth between past and present, showing the lives of the Crane family as they relive haunting memories of their old home and the bone-chilling events that led them to move out in the first place.
The series, directed by horror movie aficionado Mike Flanagan, is supposedly based on true events (which just makes it that much scarier).
Stephen King, iconic author of contemporary horror and mastermind behind “The Shining” and “It,” recently referred to the show as “close to a work of genius.”
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. I don't usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 17, 2018
As for the viewers, most find it impossible to watch the show alone. Several fans that did have the guts to watch it, however, claimed that the show left them “hiding behind the couch” and “afraid of the dark.”
Be sure to watch the trailer, if you dare…