the haunting of hill house review

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is a frequently scary, surprisingly emotional saga focused on both past and present. Director Mike Flanagan takes Shirley Jackson’s iconic haunted house novel and works into something wholly different, yet equally effective.

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haunting of hill house trailer

Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is one of the most iconic horror stories in the history of the medium. A slow-burn chiller about mental instability as much as it is about supernatural forces, Hill House is getting the Netflix treatment courtesy of Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan. Flanagan has adapted Jackson’s novel into a new 10-episode series, dropping on Netflix just in time for Halloween. Watch the Haunting of Hill House trailer below.

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haunting of hill house images

Mike Flanagan is bringing Shirley Jackson’s classic haunted house novel The Haunting of Hill House to Netflix – just in time for Halloween. New, enigmatic Haunting of Hill House images have arrived online, and with them, the official release date of the new series from the director of Oculus and Gerald’s Game.

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Y the Last Man TV show cast

The Y the Last Man TV show cast has a new addition, and there’s a pretty good chance he won’t stick around very long. Timothy Hutton has joined the series, inspired by the comic from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia GuerraY is set in a world where all living mammals with a Y chromosome have died, with the exception of an escape artist named Yorrick and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Since Hutton is playing neither Yorrick nor his monkey, don’t expect him to make it into the second season.

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jack ryan super bowl trailer

John Krasinski‘s ongoing quest to become an action hero continues with the new Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Adapted from the numerous Tom Clancy books your grandfather reads, Jack Ryan stars Krasinski as a CIA analyst who always ends up in gunfights. A new Jack Ryan Super Bowl trailer shows off the action-packed new series.

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There will be critics who call The Ghost Writer “a refreshing throwback to the taut political-conspiracy thrillers of the ’70s” and “an enjoyable treat that offers smart flashes of Roman Polanski in his prime,” and this praise, genuinely expressed or not, is unfortunate. Watching the film, I was convinced that had a “blind” screening been arranged—wherein a cinema-savvy audience was not aware of the director’s identity—hardly anyone would claim this a work by a masterful filmmaker. My personal guess would have been, “Ron Howard evoking Alfred Hitchcock—but has Howard lost his wet-fingered knack for the polished blockbuster? Either way, is this receiving a wide theatrical release?”

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Ask and ye shall receive. Just a couple of hours ago I wrote about the US release date for Roman Polanski‘s new film The Ghost Writer, starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Given that Summit set February 19 as the date, I assumed that we’d see a trailer any day now. In fact, there’s one right now. Only trouble is, it’s in German. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Teaser Trailer

The Ghost

FirstShowing has discovered a short 15 second teaser trailer for Roman Polanski‘s mystery thriller The Ghost. Based on the Robert Harris novel, the film tells the story of a ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister, and somehow uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. The film also stars Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, James Belushi, and Tom Wilkinson. Watch the short teaser embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The Killing Room

The Killing Room is part SAW (without the torture porn), part Cube (minus the sci-fi), but with a more psychological edge. The film tells the story of four volunteers who sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they’ve unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago. The super classified government program to test the nature and limits of the human psyche. Starring Nick Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Peter Stormare, Chloe Segivny, Shea Whigam and Clea DuVall.

I got a chance to see this film at Sundance this year, and horror director Jonathan Liebesman crafted a nice little minimalist thriller. You can watch an early trailer for the film embedded after the jump. The video quality isn’t perfect (seems like some interlacing issues) but it is very watchable.

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There a bunch of stories that broke tonight in the Hollywood trade newspapers, and I just don’t have time to cover them at length, so I thought I’d do a quick trade news run-down.

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