3. The Haunting of Hill House
While The Haunting of Bly Manor won’t be available in time for Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House is still on Netflix to rewatch or check out for the first time. The show is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, and if you want to be scared or question ever going to another family reunion again, this is definitely the show you need to check out on Halloween.
You might want to watch it during the daytime though so you don’t have to walk around in the dark after you finish.
The first season follows the five siblings of the Crain family, Steve, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Nell, along with their parents Olivia and Hugh. The show goes back and forth between the past where the siblings experienced a paranormal experience and ended up losing their mother and the present day where they are still haunted by those experiences that led them to flee Hill House. They eventually, along with their father, have to head back to Hill House as adults and experience a whole new trial of unexplained paranormal events.
In the present, the relationships between the family members could not be more strained with Steven writing about what they experienced in the past. As you can probably imagine, the family did not like that.
But then tragedy strikes again with Nell dying and during the funeral, they all decide to make the trip back to the place that started it all. But tragedy and the beings haunting Hill House aren’t quite done with this family yet and Nell isn’t the only one to die in the present day.
For such a scary, dark show, it has a surprisingly happy-ish ending with the siblings together again. The Haunting of Bly Manor will be available on Netflix sometime next year and will cover the events of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it might be scarier than season 1.