It’s easy to say something with such rich source material is a safe bet, but after just two episodes of Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House it’s fair to say we’re in for a treat.
As well as some earnt scares Haunting offers a real raw and damaged family dynamic which is engrossing.
Despite flipping between their childhoods in Hill House and the present day, Flanagan shows a confidence to ensure we don’t confuse the two.
Whilst the opener sets the scene for these traumatised siblings, the second episode goes straight for the jugular and will leave a cold chill down your spine.
Sure we’ve all seen the haunted house story done many times before but certainly not as impressively as this in a long time.
Flanagan knows how to build tension too, just watch one of his previous Netflix films Hush.
The best part of all of this is that it feels like we’ve only just scratched the surface of the story which surely means more scares to come.
The Haunting of Hill House is available now on Netflix.