The first trailer for Netflix’s reimagining of The Haunting of Hill House has hit the internet, and it looks infinitely scarier than Jan De Bont’s CGI 1999 version The Haunting. Not to be confused with The House on Haunted Hill, The Haunting of Hill House is based on Shirley Jackson acclaimed book.
The series is written, directed, and created by Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus) making his third collaboration for Netflix after Gerald’s Game, and the underseen Before I Wake. Here’s the official synopsis;
A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past — some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story. Trevor Macy serves as executive producer alongside Flanagan. Meredith Averill acts as co-showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive produce, as well.
Starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw, and Julian Hilliard. All ten-episodes will land on Netflix on October 12, just in time for Halloween. Meanwhile, Flanagan is currently developing an adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. Starring Ewan Mcgregor as the grown-up Danny Torrance.