This utterly terrifying new Netflix horror is making people 'pass out'
It's coming up to Halloween, and for horror fans around the world, it's the best time of the year. The time when you can finally convince some of your more faint-hearted friends to dim the lights and watch a few of the all-time creepy classics. I'm talking about Alien, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and all the other spine-tinglers. But if like me, you've seen them all multiple times, you might be looking for something new, something different, something downright bone-chilling this October 31.
If that's the case then look no further than Netflix for your next dose of spookiness, and the streaming platform's latest series, The Haunting of Hill House. Based on the classic 1959 gothic horror novel of the same name, by acclaimed author Shirley Jackson (who also wrote the popular short story 'The Lottery') this latest Netflix drama has given audiences the serious willies. Indeed, much like the people who first saw The Exorcist in movie theatres, people have reportedly been having some pretty visceral reactions to the show; like fainting fits and sudden vomiting from sheer fright! Man, that sounds intense as hell.
Netflix's official synopsis for the series states: "26 years ago, residential contractor Hugh Crain and his architect wife Olivia decided to try to remodel and flip a century-old mansion known as Hill House. They moved in early in the summer along with their five children (Steve, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Nell), and that's when things immediately started to get bizarre. Because it turns out that the House has a history of deaths and disappearances..."
Fans of the show have already taken to social media to discuss how much the show scared the pants off them. One person wrote: "The Haunting of Hill House on @NetflixUK is one of the most terrifying, nail-biting, hide-behind-the-couch, don't even breath, I'm going to pass out from fear things I have ever watched. In. My. Life." Another person wrote "Who is watching The Haunting of Hill House because I need to talk about it, potentially in the middle of the night when I can't sleep because I'm now afraid of the dark," and someone else added: "Did I just finish the best Netflix series ever? Yes. Yes I did. If you like horror you have to watch The Haunting Of The Hill House. It scared the sh*t out of me but it wasn't like any other horror movie/series. It also had a wonderful story and it was absolutely amazing."
The first season consists of ten episodes, and was created by Mike Flanagan (who also wrote the horror movie Hush and Gerald’s Game) and stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti.
So if you're looking for something to keep you up at night this Halloween, then for goodness sake don't cancel your Netflix subscription. I for one am definitely going to give this a watch.