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‘The Haunting of Hill House’ terrorizes audience

"The Haunting of Hill House" is well-made and frightful.

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"The Haunting of Hill House" is well-made and frightful.

IMAGE / Haley Peters

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"The Haunting of Hill House" is well-made and frightful.

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Caution, this article contains spoilers.

The latest Netflix scare series “The Haunting of Hill House,” was released Friday, Oct. 12.

The series is based on Shirley Jackson’s novel “The Haunting of Hill House.”

Mike Flanagan created the supernatural Netflix Original.

The show is about the Crain family, who move to a severely possessed house that they plan to renovate and sell.

The show features flashbacks and scenes in the present, showing insight into the lives of the children and how they develop their behaviors.

The night the family arrives, the youngest daughter, Nell, begins experiencing paranormal activities.

The parents brush off the little girl’s screeches, giving her the classic line, “It was just a nightmare.”

The paranormal activities continue and Nell’s siblings begin to see abnormal human-like apparitions roaming their halls.

The children keep their experiences to themselves because they don’t think their parents will believe them.

Their mother starts seeing the paranormal figures as well, slowly going insane throughout the series.

Finally, the father begins to see the entities and decides to take the children and go.

As they leave, the mom is hanged by one of the ghosts.

The father and his children escape, and he takes them to their aunt’s house so she can care for them.

Throughout the show’s present-day scenes, the two oldest children, Steve Crain and Shirley Crain, believe their mother was mentally ill and that the house didn’t cause her suicide.

The three youngest children, Theodora and twins Nell and Luke, believe that she didn’t kill herself and that the paranormal figures in the house did.

The show was creepy, overall, including jumps and scares.

Normally when “scary” television shows come out, they aren’t frightening. This show, however, went above and beyond in its fear factor.

The paranormal visions were horrifying. They were what nightmares are made of  — no wonder the family was so scared.

As the children mature we see what they all grow up to be and how not having their parents in their lives affected them.

Seeing how their lives were impacted was emotional.

The show made me feel sad. There are many depressing moments.

It mixed the emotions of fear and sadness throughout the storyline.

The producers made the show tug at your emotions but frighten you at the same time.

I am impressed with how the show did this.

“The Haunting of Hill House” received a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 91 percent for the audience score.

I would recommend this show for anyone who enjoys horror shows or movies. It was amazing.

Personally, I give “The Haunting of Hill House” a nine out of 10 rating. The show was intriguing and unique, however, the ending was confusing and I would have preferred a stronger, more clear conclusion to the show.

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