The Haunting of Hill House

Character: Nell Crain

Created by: Mike Flanagan

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Written by: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Cast Members: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Julian Hilliard, Violet McGraw, Timothy Hutton

Released date: October 12, 2018

Genre: Drama, Horror

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.


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• The Crain children represent the five stages of grief: Denial (Steven), Anger (Shirley), Bargaining (Theo), Depression (Luke), and Acceptance (Nell).

• In Shirley Jackson’s original novel, Eleanor, Theo, and Luke are not siblings and did not grow up in Hill House. The characters Shirley and Steven were created for the show.
• In the first episode the Lasser Glass from Oculus (2013) can be seen on the wall of Hill House while Nell (Victoria Pedretti) is dancing through it. Both Oculus (2013) and The Haunting of Hill House (2018) are directed by Mike Flanagan.
• During the opening credits, there is a veiled statue similar to the one seen in Eleanor’s room in The Haunting (1963).
• Russ Tamblyn, who appears as Nell’s therapist in The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady (2018), played Luke Sanderson in The Haunting (1963), the original adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel. Furthermore, his character’s name in the series is Dr. Montague, named after Dr. John Montague, a main character in Shirley Jackson’s novel.


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