Stephen King, who is also referred to as the godfather of horror, is all praises for Netflix’s supernatural horror television series, The Haunting of Hill House, which hit the streaming service this past weekend. The show is based on the 1959 novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson.
Stephen took to Twitter to praise work of the show’s creator Mike Flanagan. He noted that he liked how Flannagan remained the iconic novel into a show. He weighed in on the series calling it close to a work of genius.
“The Haunting of Hill House, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. I don’t usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure,” Stephen’s tweet read.
Flanagan could not control his excitement on receiving praises from King and so he retweeted his tweet adding, “Someday I’ll figure out how to react things like this without shrieking like a little kid… but today is not that day.”
The Haunting of Hill House follows the story of a group of five siblings who move into a spooky old mansion called Hill House back in 1992 along with their parents Hugh and Olivia Crain. As the title suggests, things in Hill House don’t run so smoothly with the haunting going on. The Crain family goes through paranormal occurrences and tragic loss which forces them to move out of the house. Now, in the present day, when they’re all grown up, the siblings reunite with their estranged father, Hugh, after tragedy strikes again, forcing them to confront their inner demons from their shared childhood while mourning their losses.
The Haunting of Hill House stars Michiel Huisman, Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.
The first season of The Haunting of Hill House is now available on Netflix.
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. I don't usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 17, 2018
Some day I’ll figure out how to react things like this without shrieking like a little kid… but today is not that day. https://t.co/Qrd0lnUdiY
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) October 17, 2018
Source: Stephen King
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