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    Default Haunting of Hill House - Netflix

    Okay, so I just saw that this show is available on, Netflix and I've begun watching it. I didn't see a thread in, Fedic however if I missed something feel free to merge as the Mods see fit.

    I imagine folks around here will want to discuss their thoughts on the show, so have at it people. Mark spoilers as appropriate as I'm sure people will be at different stages/episodes.

    FWIW, I'm optomistic that this will be a good rendition of the classic novel. Let the viewing begin and the discussions abound!!!! Let us know what you think!!!

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    I've seen nothing but positive reviews, so I'm optimistic. There's so much I want to get to this Halloween season, but I'm hoping to start it sooner rather than later.
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    Watched the show in its entirety already, I really thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad when it was through. Found myself wanting more, so I rewatched the classic film shortly afterwards just to scratch the itch.

    The show has lots of long, slow zoom and pan shots, lots of long single takes and lots of Easter eggs in frame, so I found the camera work and cinematography to be absolutely brilliant. I could say lots about the "horror" aspects, but I dont want to venture off towards spoilers - so I'll leave that for you to discover as you watch, suffice it to say that I quite enjoyed the series.

    If they somehow could pull a second season out if their ass, I would watch that too, but it has a fantastic arc and structure so I'm highly doubtful it will be revisited.

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    Was going to dismiss this show as 'just' another Netflix Original, but I've been reading nothing but good things about it.

    Maybe I'll make it a Halloween viewing.
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    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.

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    I had no interest in this because I just have no inclination to rewatch Netflix original shows, but then I saw as I looked up him last night when I watched Hush that Mike Flanagan was involved in this series, and he's great. I'll have to check it out.
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    Absolutely LOVED it.
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    Finished this last night and loved the shit out of it. I think this kind of horror where they give you a variety of tropes to mess with you is my fave. That tall bastard with the bowler hat (Will Hill I think? Seriously with that name?) really creeped me out

    Can not recommend enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl of Popkin View Post
    Finished this last night and loved the shit out of it. I think this kind of horror where they give you a variety of tropes to mess with you is my fave. That tall bastard with the bowler hat (Will Hill I think? Seriously with that name?) really creeped me out

    Can not recommend enough
    I AGREE 100%.. this show is how its done.. Can we not be Netflix enemies now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Earl of Popkin View Post
    Finished this last night and loved the shit out of it. I think this kind of horror where they give you a variety of tropes to mess with you is my fave. That tall bastard with the bowler hat (Will Hill I think? Seriously with that name?) really creeped me out

    Can not recommend enough
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    Not a spoiler but Q about a later episode

    did they ever pay off the guy fixing the clock? (Witness Marks) what was the point of him? Was he just there for Steve’s enlightenment moment? I think I missed something there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl of Popkin View Post
    Finished this last night and loved the shit out of it. I think this kind of horror where they give you a variety of tropes to mess with you is my fave. That tall bastard with the bowler hat (Will Hill I think? Seriously with that name?) really creeped me out

    Can not recommend enough
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    Damn this is some cold shit but I gotta say I think I would’ve loved this ending for season 1

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    I watched the first episode on Halloween and I gotta say, I was really underwhelmed. I thought it was slow, boring, and unfocused. I've heard it gets better but I'm not too enthusiastic to jump back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgie Denbrough View Post
    I watched the first episode on Halloween and I gotta say, I was really underwhelmed. I thought it was slow, boring, and unfocused. I've heard it gets better but I'm not too enthusiastic to jump back in.
    I was the exact same. Watched first ep, thought meh. I was a little more ‘whelmed’ by the 2nd, which I watched a couple days later but still nothing life changing. Episodes 3-10 I watched within 24 hours with the lights off, the volume up, and didn’t even think about playing with my phone, etc.

    Slow and boring are subjective but you will definitely no longer think it’s unfocused if you keep watching. Shit will get tight as fuck in terms of story.

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    Well that's hopeful. Hopefully I feel the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I watched the first episode on Halloween and I gotta say, I was really underwhelmed. I thought it was slow, boring, and unfocused. I've heard it gets better but I'm not too enthusiastic to jump back in.
    I didn't make it through the first 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I watched the first episode on Halloween and I gotta say, I was really underwhelmed. I thought it was slow, boring, and unfocused. I've heard it gets better but I'm not too enthusiastic to jump back in.
    I didn't make it through the first 15 minutes.
    Then you've done yourself a disservice.

    Don't get me wrong, you've every reason not to give it the time of day and to decide to turn it off, to each there own and all that - but it really does pick up steam and become more than worth the time invested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I watched the first episode on Halloween and I gotta say, I was really underwhelmed. I thought it was slow, boring, and unfocused. I've heard it gets better but I'm not too enthusiastic to jump back in.
    I didn't make it through the first 15 minutes.
    Then you've done yourself a disservice.

    Don't get me wrong, you've every reason not to give it the time of day and to decide to turn it off, to each there own and all that - but it really does pick up steam and become more than worth the time invested.
    I haven't given up on it completely. I just couldn't watch it anymore at the time. I wanted to watch something that was interesting and it simply wasn't at the time.
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    I’ve already showered it with praise so I won’t beat that horse but I rewatched episode 6 last night...a thing I rarely do. Not only an incredible episode, but it’s a 50 minute episode. And it’s basically 5 long scenes...one of them clocking at about 17 minutes, which is pretty remarkable for one take. And half the ep is flashbacks using kids and they crush it too. Pretty amazing. Can not recommend enough

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    If you loved Castle Rock, you'll hate this........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
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    I found this well acted, written and produced. I enjoyed the repositioning of some statues.



    I am in LOVE with the house though! I look at old houses like I look at old cars.
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    I enjoyed the show. All the connections throughout the show, from past to present, were pretty cool. I didn't think the show was scary over all. Never really liked Timothy Hutton, but I thought he acted very well here. And I think Carla was great again.
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