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The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Just wanted to recommend this series - yes, it's a chiller/horror, and it scared the bejesus out of me, but it's also a thoughtful and moving story about grief, and family relationships. Almost no gore, apart from an accident scene, and it wasn't really gory.
    Also, it made me cry a few times.
     
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I saw that and did consider it...

    But we've just watched season 1 of American Horror Story which was a haunted house story so MrsLan wasn't very keen.

    Will probably watch it at some point.
     
  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    AHS has totally gone downhill for me. Up until the Roanoake series, you could expect some pathos to balance out the horror, but there's been none of that in Roanoake and Cult. A real shame. However, my sister informs me that the current series, Apocalypse, is back on form and also, Jessica Lange returns. Yuss.
     
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah we are only half way through season 2. Newbies.
     
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Ah, ok. Coven (3) is the best one, IMO.
     
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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Something to look forward to.
     
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Had seen it, might take a peek now.
     
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  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ooh, I was just wondering whether to watch Hill House, but I'm not sure I can take it.
    I still haven't quite got over Salem's Lot nearly 40 years ago!!
     
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  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Ooh the first episode was good, just ebough jumps and intrigue to set the scene, I am on the second episode and trying not to binge watch even though it's Saturday night. Thanks for recommending it. :)
     
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  10. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Shall I?

    Will it stop me from going to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Will the closed bedroom door frighten me?
     
  11. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

    I’m watching it in the daytime, so the effects have warm off a bit by bedtime. It’s good....not that scary.
     
  12. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Good idea!
     
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Keep your eyes open and look for the hidden ghosts in the background throughout the series...
     
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  14. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter


    Well, one particular episode had my nerves so jangled I had to read a bit of Stephen King's The Shining before I could put the light out.
     
  15. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

  16. letap

    letap Occasional commenter

    Episode 5 - The Bent Neck Lady is a heartbreakingly brilliant episode. Episode 6 - Two Storms, employs long takes - 15 minutes or so ala the movie Rope, which gives the episode a real time feel. The acting is excellent in both episodes, the direction and cinematography is really spot on. Both episodes are good as anything that the likes of GOT or Breaking Bad have ever produced.

    Castlerock (based on Stephen King) is not too disimilar - although the last episode was very disappointing. Episode 7 - The Queen which features a Sissy Spacek tour de force was exceptional in much the same way the The Bent Neck Lady was brilliant.
    American TV shows are really raising the bar at the moment.
     
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  17. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Good tip... not noticed any but the obvious ones so far... will pay more attention.
     
  18. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

    Just starting the bent neck lady episode now...!
     
  19. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Episode 2 just starting. I'm getting too into it that I know I'm gonna binge watch and be freaked right out by bedtime.
     
  20. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Just starting Episode 2. OMG.

    Will I sleep, tonight?!
     

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