Student reviews Netflix Original horror show

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If you are looking for a new Netflix show to binge-watch this winter break, “The Haunting of Hill House” is a great option. The combination of spine chilling realizations and shocking scares, respectfully place this show in the psychological horror category. And even if you aren’t the “horror type” I still recommend giving the show a try. The Netflix Original began as a novel, written by Shirley Jackson. Jackson wrote the novel in a modernist period when Psychology was on the come up. The show consists of characters: Old Luke Crain (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Old Eleanor Crain (Victoria Pedretti), Old Theodora Crain (Kate Siegel), Old Shirley Crain (Elizabeth Reaser), Old Steven Crain (Michiel Huisman), Old Hugh Crain (Timothy Hutton), Olivia Crain (Carla Gugino), Young Hugh Crain (Henry Thomas), Young Steven Crain (Paxton Singleton), Young Luke Crain (Julian Hilliard), Young Theodora Crain (Mckenna Grace), Young Shirley Crain (Lulu Wilson).

“The Haunting of Hill House” is focused on the Crain family. After moving into a new castle-like home, the family immediately notices strange things happening to them. The show shifts perspective from when they were younger and living in the haunted house they call Hill House, back to their present lives. One thing that drew me into the show from the beginning was learning about each of the characters’ quirks along with the demons that consume them. When immersed into each family member’s life after leaving Hill House, You find out how each member of the Crain family was affected by the Haunted home. The show was so well thought out and the meanings behind the family’s fears are mind-boggling. I have to admit, the show was pretty slow-paced and I ended up taking some breaks from binging, but I was glad to finish it and for the whole show to come together. 

Although I had trouble dealing with the slow pace of the show, I still highly recommend “The Haunting of Hill House” because It is very well made. From the casts’ seamless performances, to the outrageous scenery, “The Haunting of Hill House” is truly an enigmatic work of art. I finished the first season and am already half-way through season two, which recently came out on Netflix