The Haunting of Hill House - Netflix 2018 - SPOILERS

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  1. TAsunder

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    Anyone else watching this? After seeing critical reviews lavishing praise on it, my wife and I watched it over the past several days. It's not as scary as some other recent horror work, but we both thought it was outstanding. I'd say it was noticeably better than even the best season of American Horror Story.
     
  2. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    My sister watched this and loved it. She asked if there was a season two planned. I didn't watch it so I don't know how it ended up.
     
  3. Howie

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    I have it high up in my queue. I'll watch soon.
     
  4. caslu

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    Only saw the pilot so far, but loved it.
     
  5. Cainebj

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    LOVING it - up to episode 5. I think the acting is fantastic and I love how they are revealing parts of the story over time (for example Nell's husband Arthur)...
     
  6. Cainebj

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    I have to say Episode 6 where they all come together for Nell's first viewing is a television masterpiece. So well done. That circular shot when the Dad first arrives and the actors go from the set of older to the set of younger was incredible.
     
  7. Bierboy

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    Same here...gonna take it slow with this one.
     
  8. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    First 2 episodes have been great. Saw some reviews that said the first 4 episodes are slow but it picks up steam after that. So looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.
     
  9. SoBelle0

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    Loved it!! Finished it last night.

    Completely agreed about Ep 6. Wow! Then, another dose of that in Ep 9, I think it was. Spectacular, bringing things full circle.

    Hesitated to check in here until the end, as I wasn't sure how spoilery it was. The last few episodes, while still some scary, also got really sad and deep and moving and interesting... what a fabulously done show! I'm going to read the book next.
     
  10. Maui

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    I did a 5 episode mini marathon tonight. Once I started I could not stop. Really enjoyed it.
     
  11. Penny Lane

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    Liked so much of it but thought they whimped out by not having Luke die. The mother had already seen him laying dead on the table so for him to not die didn't make sense.
     
  12. Eight47

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    The Netflix series is not based the book, quite different. The only similarities are some of the character names. After reading the book, you might like to check out the 1963 film "The Haunting".
     
  13. SoBelle0

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    I have seen that one - and the cheesier 90s remake/version. All of which prompted my desire to start the book. It is excellent!!
     
  14. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    I thought it was great. And the casting of Timothy Hutton as the older Henry Thomas was brilliant.

    Also agree the Nell episode was the best and so sad.
     
  15. Family

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    While overall good, it was a ripoff of American Horror Season 1. Or maybe American Horror ripped off this.

    And the ending was weak.
     
  16. TAsunder

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    The novel definitely didn't invent the haunted house genre and certainly American Horror story was many decades too late to have invented it.
     
  17. Maui

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    I had to look it up but it is interesting that Hutton is actually only 10 years older than Thomas.
     
  18. Cainebj

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    American Horror Story WISHES any season was as good as this one of Haunting of Hill House.
    They are not even close to being in the same league.
     
  19. Family

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    I disagree. Haunting of Hill House had an artsy feel (long emotional Shakespearean monologues), but the story was weak.
     
  20. Cainebj

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    THAT is what makes it so brilliant. It was character driven with amazing revelations with a plot you can actually follow.

    AHS always feels to me like they are making it up as they go along and don't have a clue as to what they are doing and hoping no one notices.
     
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