Shirley Jackson is one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, especially in the genre of psychological horror. Need we mention her seminal work, The Lottery?
In the latest limited series for Netflix, they dive into the writer’s work with The Haunting of Hill House. This “modern reimagining”, created by Oculus director Mike Flanagan, follows a family both in the present and the past as they deal with their very real ghosts that have come to haunt them (like actual ghosts and the metaphorical kind).
The novel has been adapted into film with The Haunting in 1963 and 1999, and a stage play has also been produced. This appears to be the first time for the story to appear on television.
Netflix has revealed its release date and dropped some new images for the series, which stars Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), and Henry Thomas (Ouija: Origin of Evil).
Hill House‘s 10-episode series will drop on October 12th. Between this and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it looks like we’re promised excellent Halloween viewing from the streaming site.
Check out the pictures below.