Mike Flanagan directs The Haunting of Hill House, the new Netflix series adaptation of Shriley Jackson’s novel. The book has been adapted before – first as Robert Wise’s The Haunting in 1963, and then in 1999 by Jan de Bont (boy, I remember seeing that on the big screen back in the day – it was terrible).

This new Amblin adaptation has a good cast (Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino and Timothy Hutton amongst them) and it looks to have some solid visuals. It drops globally on Netflix on Friday 12 October.

The trailer:

The synopsis:

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.