TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (Season 1)
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Some say The Haunting of House Hill is one of the scariest TV shows ever, while Stephen King indicates it is “close to a work of genius”. And if he says that, we are inclined to believe that is definitely something. But I think there is a hint of King’s style in it, personally, it reminds me a little bit of ‘IT’ but with not so much of the dramatic ending. The story is about the past and the present of the Crain family, about past issues, unresolved family drama, complicated relationships, dramatic childhood, and a haunted house. You can see it has everything to catch our attention and to keep us glued to the screen! But the house is a mysterious, old and evil thing that can make your nightmares come true and can scare even those who laugh when watching horror movies. However, the house is not just another scary house in a low-budget movie but a sophisticated, clever, cunning and vicious place with secrets hidden inside, behind the walls and in rooms without keys. The level of sophistication with which the house is represented is unparalleled; it gives you chills and makes you question the origin of the evilness in it and how everything happened in the first place. But this is not the best part, there is more! The characters’ development of the Crain family is beyond doubt brilliant. First of all, we have five children and mom and dad, quite a big family, but a small one for such an enormous house. Shirley is played by Elizabeth Reaser, who we all remember from the Twilight saga, but now she is expanding her potential playing the oldest sister in the family, taking care of the others and almost always in possession of impeccable self-control.
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