The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House ★★★★½

This is easily the best thing I've seen from Mike Flanagan. I've liked some of his work in the past, but some of it, Hush, in particular, did nothing for me. There always seems to be something that bothers me, though, and if I can shake it off, then it gets a positive review. If I can't, then it doesn't.

The Haunting of Hill House doesn't really have any of those little annoyances. It's perfectly cast. The story tells itself pretty organically and doesn't get bogged down in extraneous stuff that doesn't help to move it forward, despite the fact that it's ten hours long. Even the scenes that repeat add to the understanding of what's happening. I've no idea what the hell Flanagan will do with a sequel to this, but I couldn't be much happier with what he accomplished here.

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