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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 8:24pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Anyone else watching this, I'm 8 episodes in and it's pretty good.  It's been fun trying to find the ghosts(the not so obvious ones that is)...
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 12:56am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I binged it a week or so ago. Liked it a lot!
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I`ve had good feedback from my friends, but i have a LOT
to watch, so it will have to join the queue!
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 8:50am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I thought it was tremendous. A little long at times but I thought the payoff was worth it for me big time. I didn't find it unusually scary but, well, I've seen a lot of haunted house stories over the years. One jump scare did scare the bejeezus out of me (I won't spoil.)

Shed some tears along the way for sure!
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 1:33pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I've got 3 episodes left and I'm enjoying it a lot. Like the characters, like the visuals, the episode with multiple looooong uninterrupted takes with all those characters moving around was exceptional. 
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 9:55pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Two episodes in and I'm struggling to see how, despite quality acting, writing and production values, this ends up as anything other than a poor adaptation. It is so fundamentally different from the source.

I like the source; I think it is a classic. I think the 1963 film is a definitive screen version. My issue is not that this is something after the versions I like and therefore destined to fail -- I'm willing to give all sort of latitude --but the core of the story, the inter-relations of the characters, the characters themselves are so fundamentally changed that I have a problem.


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Posted: 28 October 2018 at 11:11am | IP Logged | 7 post reply


I can't get into it... someone at work described it as a horror-TV version of "THIS IS US," and that's all needed to hear.

And my wife binge-watched it later, and all the scenes I walked in on (even bearing in mind that I was watching them out-of-context), made me roll my eyes.  While I thought this would be right up my alley, it actually looks insufferable to me

Don't need to subject myself to 10 hours of it!



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John Leach
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I enjoyed it thoroughly and was a little sad when it was over. A site online had a list of all the ghosts that show up and I was a little surprised at how many I had missed, so I might have to give it a re-watch.
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Posted: 11 November 2018 at 11:43pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Five eps in and I'm hooked. Really enjoying it!
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Ed Aycock
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I started watching this yesterday.   I am three episodes in and still a little perplexed why Mike Flanagan didn't just come use this as his own original horror story instead of slapping a well-known title onto it when it barely resembles the source material. 

I still wonder why the dumbwaiter had a down button in the kitchen if there was thought to be no basement - therefore, no extension down.  It should have only had one button for up. 
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"I still wonder why the dumbwaiter had a down button in the kitchen if there was thought to be no basement - therefore, no extension down.  It should have only had one button for up."

If the dumbwaiter gets left on the second floor the down button would bring it back to the first floor.

Also, if they hadn't named it the Haunting of Hill House it probably wouldn't have attracted half the attention it did.
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 10:10pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I watched the first 3 or 4 episodes. I'm in no hurry to go back and watch the rest. Thoroughly disappointed.


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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I found that many of the episodes dragged, but for
whatever reason I stuck it out. I guess the "oh well,
it's only ten episodes" factor won me over. Anyway, it
is, for me, a series very much saved by the final
episode- it tied a lot together and packed a helluvan
emotional wallop. It gets a "would recommend, with
reservations" from me.
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 3:19pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I also kind of stuck with it... and found the final episode to be the biggest betrayal of the book of all, right down to inverting the 'whatever walked there, walked alone' line that closes the book.
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 7:09pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Yeah, I'm curious as to why they didn't just flat out
call it something else. Why bother going with the Hill
House name at all? I'm sure the "fans of the book"
demographic that would check it out based on the title
wouldn't even be a blip on a blip of the ratings radar.
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