The Haunting of Hill House aired in 2018, and one season in it's already one of Netflix' favorites. It has received plenty of critical praise, and it's even been nominated for 3 awards.
The show is based on a classic horror novel with the same name. Even though there's plenty of jump scares and truly horrifying ghosts, the real horror in it is much more complicated. Both the novel and TV series look at the psychological effects of trauma within a family.
Since Season 1 was so successful, Netflix has signed up for another season. Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan will return to produce the new season. However, the similarities end here.
The title, the story line, the characters, and the setting will all be different and there's a very good reason for it.
The Haunting of Hill House, Season 1, is based on Shirley Jackson’s horror novel.Ars Technica named the series No. 1 in their 2018 Favorite TV list, where it shares the winning place with BBC's Killing Eve.
The magazine called it an “inventive re-imagining of Jackson's novel, at once a Gothic ghost story and a profound examination of family dysfunction."
The show has received nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Art Directors Guild, and Writers Guild of America.
It was produced by Paramount Television and Amblin.
But The Guardian says there’s a deeper, more frightening horror aspect to the series that really lured the watchers in.Aida Edemariam writes.
Will she eventually get the happiness that she deserves?
“I have somehow earned this joy," Eleanor thinks, “I have been waiting for it for so long."
This kind of effect is much harder to transfer on-screen “than shrieks and groans and things that go bump in the night."
Since “the psychic ramifications of family are at the heart of the book’s considerable power," Edemariam believes such decision makes sense.
Now The Haunting of Hill House is coming back to Netflix for Season 2.
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