Silence Lay Steadily: Hill House Takes Us Into the Belly of the Beast

So we’ve finally arrived – the final episode of The Haunting of Hill House. No more character-centric episodes. All roads have brought us to the ‘Red Room’. There are so many questions lingering as we go into this last episode. So what does Mike Flanagan have in store for us. Silence Lay Steadily’s cold open […]

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Screaming Meemies: No One Wakes Up From Hill House’s Nightmare

We’re down to the last two episodes and there are so many questions left. Can Mike Flanagan and The Haunting of Hill House deliver an emotionally satisfying conclusion that also addresses most of the missing puzzle pieces? That remains to be seen, but prepare yourself for a downer of an episode. It’s entitled Screaming Meemies, […]

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Witness Marks: Hill House Finally Drops Major Reveals

Episode 8, Witness Marks, doesn’t quite have the emotional punch of Two Storms. Yet what it may lack in emotionality, the episode more than makes up for it with some huge story moments. In fact, Witness Marks may have the most ‘a-ha’ moments so far in the series. And watch out – the best jump […]

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Eulogy: Hugh Can’t Fix Everything at Hill House

Episode 7 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled Eulogy, has a tough act to follow. As its title implies, Eulogy follows the Crain family reunion as father and siblings bid their formal farewell to Nell. This episode is Hugh-centric and bookended by his interrogation on the morning following Olivia’s death. Will we get some […]

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Two Storms Delivers Hill House’s Best Episode Yet

Finally, after five episodes, Two Storms puts all of the living Crain family members together. Unfortunately, it’s a family reunion for the wrong reasons. All of the Crains arrive at the Harris Family Funeral Home for Nell’s viewing. In both past and present timelines, trauma and open wounds culminate in raw confrontations against the backdrop […]

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The Bent Neck Lady: Hill House Finally Moves Its Story Forward

We’re at the halfway point in The Haunting of Hill House. Finally, we get our Nell-focused episode and, hopefully, get more insight into the tragedy that has set the series in motion. No cold open – just straight to the title credits. The Past – Come Home Nell No cold open in The Bent Neck […]

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Haunted on Netflix: A Rock In Your Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Netflix boasts quite a selection of documentaries. Foodies have Chef’s Table and Ugly Delicious, both of which make cooking more fascinating than you could imagine. For the budding criminologists, there’s the addictive How to Make a Murderer. This past week, Netflix gifted horror fans with the horror docu-series, Haunted. But don’t get excited. As it […]

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The Twin Thing – Hill House Torments Luke in Episode 4

Episode 4 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled The Twin Thing, is a Luke-centric story. In the cold open, we a young Luke explaining to someone that no one believes him about the ‘thing’ in the basement. As a side note, young Luke is absolutely adorable. Poor Luke – he’s even gone tot he […]

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The Haunting of Hill House: Ep 3 – Touch

The Haunting of Hill House’s third episode, Touch, is a Theo-centric episode. To date, Theo has probably had the least amount of screen time. Played by Kate Siegel, who previously starred in Mike Flanagan’s Hush, Theo is the child psychologist and Crain family member who seemingly always wears gloves. The Past So far in The […]

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Open Casket Bookends Past and Present in Hill House

Episode 2 of The Haunting of Hill House, entitled Open Casket, is a Shirley-centric episode. As its title suggests, both the flashbacks and present timeline revolve around an open casket funeral. More specifically, Open Casket explores how the oldest sister, Shirley, deals with trauma or ‘fixes’ things around her. The Past The past flashbacks open […]

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