OK, I know we do not usually cover television/streaming on our site, but when it is a new take on Shirley Jackson’s iconic, classic The Haunting Of Hill House – and comes courtesy of Mike Flanagan no less – we are willing to make an exception.

The new trailer has debuted today for the Netflix series and we include it below.

Here’s the blurb:

A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past — some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story. Trevor Macy serves as executive producer alongside Flanagan. Meredith Averill acts as co-showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive produce, as well.

Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti star, as well as Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw and Julian Hilliard.

Obviously us genre fans have been burned by this material before – the Liam Neeson/Owen Wilson/Catherine Zeta-Jones etc disaster probably still lingers in the memory, but this promises much better things.

Here’s that trailer – with the series due to launch on October 12:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle