Step aside Stranger Things: there’s a new Netflix series scaring the jeepers out of people. It may not feature a Demogorgon, but The Haunting of Hill House – a supernatural drama telling the story of one family plagued by tragedy (and several ghosts) in an old mansion – is giving viewers some serious nightmares.
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Seriously, never watch a horror series right before bedtime…
— Steph, But Make It Peppermint (@WriteOnSteph) October 14, 2018
WHY DID I DECIDE TO WATCH THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE AND ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT I CAN’T SLEEP NOW I DON’T NORMALLY WATCH SCARY FLICKS WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF
— Lauren (@thammmmers) October 15, 2018
— Matt Acevedo (@TheMattAcevedo) October 16, 2018
And there’s one spirit in particular that’s haunting fans: The Bent Neck Lady.
— R.E. Blakeslee (@Ron_Salon) October 13, 2018
— Stephen J. Butcher (@StevieJBee) October 16, 2018
NOT HAPPY WITH MYSELF FOR WATCHING BENT-NECK LADY BEFORE GOING TO BED. #HauntingofHillHouse
— Patty (@pattypcw_) October 16, 2018
Viewers are freaked out by the hidden ghosts scattered throughout the 10-part show…
— It’s Gif not Jif (@KSChris) October 14, 2018
— Ladybrains (@Sarahsayspanic) October 13, 2018
This one was pretty obvious. pic.twitter.com/pvcoxHgV00
— B ????????️???????? (@IamBexB) October 15, 2018
But despite the scares, most people are really enjoying the series – especially episode six, a 60-minute single-take.
I agree Episode 6 is incredible!!!! BLOWN AWAY! I just kinda sat on episode 6 and thought my GGGOOOODDDD what have I just witnessed!! It was outstanding ! Hang on, outstanding seems like such a LAME word! I have NO words for this level of brilliance! ??
— Quincy Grace (@TheQuincyGrace) October 13, 2018
Episode 6 of #HauntingofHillHouse just made my head go ????.
— Migue Siman (@miguesiman) October 15, 2018
— Ryan RC Rea (@volvoshine) October 16, 2018
Just finished binging The Haunting of Hill House and I am in absolute awe. Flawless in almost every aspect. And the long shots they pulled in episode 6 are beyond ridiculous. Watch this or regret it. @haunting #HauntingofHillHouse pic.twitter.com/rV4m5q8BZG
— Roli (@RoliTheOne) October 16, 2018
So, how exactly did the crew film episode six? How did the actors deal with this massive continuous shot? What were the rehearsals like? And was the entire thing almost a complete disaster thanks to a critical equipment failure at the last minute?
Funny you should ask: we sat down with the cast of Hill House who explained everything here.