The Haunting Remake: CGI Ghosts Can’t Conjure Up Scares

The ‘haunted house‘ is a staple of the horror genre. Vast hallways. Cobwebs. Creepy paintings. Eccentric caretakers. A bloody history of tragedy. These familiar tropes have coalesced into some eerily fantastic horror movies from The Innocents to The Amityville Horror to Poltergeist. Undoubtedly, one of the best haunted house movies is Robert Wise’s The Haunting. […]

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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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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 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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Steven Sees a Ghost: Welcome to Hill House

Netflix finally debuted its hotly anticipated horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, this past Friday. Acclaimed horror director Mike Flanagan serves as the series creator. To date, Flanagan has helmed several well-regarded horror films including Oculus, Hush, and Gerald’s Game.  Hill House is loosely inspired by the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel, which has already spawned a […]

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