Earlier this week Netflix’s latest horror offering mesmerised and terrified audiences the world over. With a 91% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.1/10 IMDb rating, The Haunting of Hill House is one of the highest rated Netflix shows of the year. So if you’re a horror buff, you should get on the Hill House hype train ASAP.
When you first watch the trailer, The Haunting of Hill House seems like just another horror story with the usual tropes and plot devices. When you start watching, however, you soon get sucked into the world of horror par excellence. And you soon realise why everyone’s obsessing over this brilliant show.
The show uses a popular horror trope where a haunted house is a legit character in itself. But the plot revolves around much more. From the social commentary on disparate gender roles in the 1950’s to the subtle psychological mindfuck each episode builds a genuinely terrifying universe.
If you still think the show is not worth your time, here’s what Twitter has to say about this utter awesomeness.
Ok #hauntingOfHillHouse is giving me EVERYTHING I needed tonight- Some fantastic acting, beautiful visuals, great writing and some serious scares! Elizabeth Reaser is a revelation! pic.twitter.com/zemvQ2Kgvh— PantyWise The Clown (@Sequins4Thought) October 13, 2018
Ok, #HauntingofHillHouse is fucking brilliant so far! I was planning on sleeping early but this show has me hooked. I'm so glad I just hit play without any thoughts. What a pleasant surprise.— Skip-AD-in-5-Seconds (@Jason_D_Storey) October 12, 2018
Halfway through #HauntingOfHillHouse and it just might be the best thing @netflix has produced thus far. Episode 5 is the most intense, terrifying, and emotional hour of original television I’ve seen all year. @mikeflanagan— Freddy Leon (@comicblunder89) October 15, 2018
Legit, a near-perfect horror show. It's a lil slow the first few eps but it definitely pays off. It's unsettling, it's creepy, it's hella scary, and it's story driven. I can't recommend this show enough. GO WATCH IT NOW #HauntingofHillHouse @haunting pic.twitter.com/PnYvHNfa0L— Robert (@barrosoRobert16) October 13, 2018
Must...not watch...all of #HauntingofHillHouse...in one sitting...Must...be strong...— S(pooky).H(alloween). Cooper (@MsPippinacious) October 13, 2018
Initial impression of #TheHauntingOfHillHouse was that it was horror's answer to Six Feet Under, but I had no idea how accurate that comparison would end up being. One of the best, most emotionally powerful finales I've seen. So good it practically begs for a full season rewatch.— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) October 16, 2018
Victoria Pedretti as Nell...HOLY SHIT. This is one of the most tragic characters in television. Her performance broke me. Honestly, I just didn't know how to feel again after all that. Get this woman's award conversation started already. #TheHauntingofHillHouse pic.twitter.com/IQGi17rla5— The Haunting of Shaurya Chawla (@_ShauryaChawla) October 15, 2018
Stop everything and watch this brilliance now! Happy Netflix and chills.