netflix’s newest horror series already has 100% on rotten tomatoes

'The Haunting of Hill House' is part 'Hereditary,' part 'IT.'

by Roisin Lanigan
27 September 2018, 10:25am

Image courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix’s latest horror offering hasn’t even been released yet, but it already scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House is a slow-building, ominous horror. Illustrated through flashbacks, it tells the story of the five Crane siblings, who are all dealing with repressed trauma, family anguish and PTSD, following childhoods spent growing up in the eerie Hill House.

With all the pillars of a good old gothic horror, the show reveals, over 10 episodes, the terrifying haunting that occurred in the Crane’s childhood home, and, perhaps even more terrifyingly, the impact it’s had on them as adults. Think part Hereditary, part IT.

Dropping on October 12, the show, helmed by Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan, has already been dubbed “Netflix’s first great horror series”. “This is one of the best shows of the year”, GQ writes. “And one of the most truly chilling of all time.”

Until October 12 rolls around you can prepare yourself for some seriously chilling TV by checking out the trailer below. Viewer discretion advised.

This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

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