Haunting of Hill House: Trailer for new Netflix horror series drops


Netflix has released the first trailer for its new original horror series The Haunting of Hill House.

Halloween is fast approaching and the 10-episode series’ October 12 premiere date is perfectly timed to capitalize on audience’s hunger for all things spooky and scary at this time of year. Based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, this will be the third screen adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House after two film adaptations released in 1963 and 1999, both titled The Haunting.

Mike Flanagan, who previously wrote and directed horror movies including Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil, serves as creator, director, and executive producer of the series.

The plot, which has been modernized from Jackson’s 1959 story, focuses on siblings who grew up in the titular country house. A tragedy brings them back together as adults, forcing them to deal with the ghosts that continue to haunt them — both figuratively and literally.

Take a look at the trailer below:

The series has a cast stacked with noteworthy names, including Carla Gugino from Wayward Pines and San Andreas, Michiel Huisman from Game of Thrones and Orphan Black, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton from Leverage and American Crime, Henry Thomas from Betrayal and Better Things, Elizabeth Reaser from Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: True Crime, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen from Emerald City and Dracula.

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The trailer showcases the show’s chilling gothic tone and tense storytelling. Traditionally haunted house stories have been made as feature films because it’s hard to sustain the dread and peril of a haunted house plot over multiple episodes. But if the trailer is any indication, The Haunting of Hill House will have a story and characters that are rich enough to sustain an audience’s interest over multiple episodes.

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Source: Deadline