10 Fascinating details from 'The Haunting of Hill House' that you probably totally missed
Netflix's newest original horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, has been a huge success this Halloween and fans of the ten-episode show are still pouring over every little minute details to try and find some extra scares. Based on the classic 1959 psychological gothic horror novel by author Shirley Jackson, critics are lavishing praise upon the programme's haunting atmosphere and engaging characters, and the subtleties which make it so immersive.
We've already pointed out that there are a number of hidden ghosts and spectral figures lurking in certain shots of the show. But here we're going to pour over some of the more cerebral stuff - the extra hints and teases and examples of foreshadowing that probably slipped by you on your first watch, but which your subconscious definitely picked up on. Scroll down to check out ten super-spooky details about The Haunting of Hill House that will make it even scarier. Enjoy!
1. Dr. Montague is played by Russ Tamblyn,
who played Luke in the film version of the book
2. Olivia tells Nell that when she's older that she can have
her locket and her ghost gives it to her before she dies
3. In the final scene, Theo and Trish can be seen wearing wedding rings
4. Luke habitually counts seven steps - there are seven steps between Nell's bed and his
5. In this scene, Theo can be seen reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
6. In Episode six the statue's heads turn as they follow Olivia
7. In the first episode when Shirley talks in her sleep she mentions the Red Room
8. Oliva tells Nell as a child that when it's time to come home the light will flash twice:
the same thing happens when she returns to Hill House as an adult.
9. The song "If I Go, I'm Going", by Gregory Alan Isakov, is a metaphor for a relationship as a house
10. Finally, Mike Flanagan has stated that there are even
more hidden ghosts that haven't been found yet
We're still not sure whether we'll really see a second season of Hill House. However, actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen has stated: "It'll be interesting to see what Mike and Netflix and Paramount, what they all decide to do ... They could go back and tell the story of the Hills at Hill House, they could do an anthology. There's so many options that they can toy with here which I think makes it so exciting to be part of a show like this." Until we know for certain, why not give the show a rewatch, and see if you can spot anything we've missed.