The Haunting of Hill House: first trailer and poster drop

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Netflix have released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming horror series, The Haunting of Hill House helmed by Hush and Gerald’s Game director, Mike Flanagan.

Flanagan will reunite with and direct his Gerald’s Game star, Carla Gugino, in a 10-episode adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 chiller The Haunting of Hill House. It’ll also feature The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society‘s Michiel Huisman, E.T.‘s Henry Thomas, Ouija: Origin of Evil alum Elizabeth Reaser and Hush star, Kate Siegel.

The series will draw from Jackson’s classic novel but also expand on the Crain family who feature at the centre of the book.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Flanagan explained that his series will deviate substantially from the original novel. “I don’t want to give anything away, but I adore the novel,” he said.

“It doesn’t span a 10-hour season of television. We had to make some changes to make it fit, but I think they’re all in the spirit of what she was doing, and I think fans of the book will be very excited.”

He also expressed his excitement at venturing into TV. “It’s my first time doing any television,” he said. “I love it. I love being able to spend so much time with characters. I love plotting those arcs. I hope to do a lot more of it. It’s a really exciting way to tell a story.”

Without further ado, the trailer looks a little like this:

And the poster looks rather like this:

The Haunting of Hill House will debut in full on Netflix on October 12th.

Digital Spy