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The Haunting of... [Netflix]

Postby TC on 22/10/18, 06:11:05

wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, given we've already had several attempts at this material and none more than two hours, let alone ten. but i really enjoyed this. very well cast (yes, even henry "eliott" thomas) and stylistic. it's more about how a family deals with their personal demons and grief than anything else, but also ghosts. the house is beautiful - i guess it's basically an event center a little southwest of atlanta, but at some point someone lived here. it's stunning. kind of cracked me up the whole time to think that someone who probably paid a lot of money to have their wedding there is watching this and the things that happen in this house. anyway, i do recommend it. it's a slow burn, more drama than horror, but if you're in the mood for this, watch it.
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Reason: changed subject to be for the "haunting of..." series on netflix in its entirety. was "the haunting of hill house"
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Re: The Haunting of Hill House [Netflix]

Postby TC on 01/11/18, 16:34:41

this would have been a fantastic ending: https://www.slashfilm.com/haunting-of-h ... te-ending/
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Re: The Haunting of Hill House [Netflix]

Postby _Marcus_ on 02/11/18, 06:28:43

We are two episodes in and I quite like it so far. A slow, creeping sense of dread, loss and a broken family is at the center so far, not so much spookiness. And I like that.
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Re: The Haunting of Hill House [Netflix]

Postby _Marcus_ on 16/11/18, 07:05:27

Wow. Just watched episode 6 and man... Haven't been that impressed by the sheer tehcnical achievement of a tv-show in a long time. An hour long show built on four or five REALLY long scenes with no cuts. Just amazing stuff.
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Re: The Haunting of Hill House [Netflix]

Postby TC on 16/11/18, 07:27:12

_Marcus_ wrote:Wow. Just watched episode 6 and man... Haven't been that impressed by the sheer tehcnical achievement of a tv-show in a long time. An hour long show built on four or five REALLY long scenes with no cuts. Just amazing stuff.

yeah there are several posts/interviews about making this episode out there you should check out if you're of a mind. it's pretty great.
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Re: The Haunting of Hill House [Netflix]

Postby TC on 01/09/20, 08:56:05

first trailer for The Haunting Of Bly Manor
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Re: The Haunting of... [Netflix]

Postby _Marcus_ on 02/09/20, 03:56:25

Looks interesting! I just hope it's not a rehash of the first show. And I haven't read the novel either so I have nothing else to compare it to.
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Re: The Haunting of... [Netflix]

Postby TC on 10/10/20, 06:28:15

three episodes into bly manor. it's definitely not like the first season. it is in some ways slower, certainly not as many obvious "ghosts" or personal demons, but i suspect not everything is as it seems. it's still interesting enough to keep watching, don't get me wrong, it's just not really very creepy yet. big-ass house in the countryside with three employees and two kids with issues when the au pair gets there. i'm beyond sick of little kids being a short cut to creepy, but am still watching if that tells you anything. why must every fucking thing involve kids? if you want to see good use of kids in a recent horror film, go watch goodnight mommy or the lodge. or if you like some comedy in your horror, cooties. but enough with the "creepy" english kids.
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Re: The Haunting of... [Netflix]

Postby TC on 12/10/20, 07:50:55

yeah, it took a hard left very quickly after that. it was as i suspected/expected in pretty much every way. it's engaging and well-acted, but it's a story you've seen many, many times before. the entire construct that bookends the story makes zero sense and is enraging. it's not nearly as enjoyable as the first season. unless you are super invested in the title, i wouldn't bother. there are far more spooky choices for the season.
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