A haunting of hill house
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonFirst published in 1959, Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
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Netflix's surprise hit The Haunting of Hill House was based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name —a classic piece of horror fiction that served as the foundation for the genre. Now, series creator Mike Flanagan tells Birth. The horror story—which was the inspiration for the film The Innocents —follows a governess caring for two children at Bly Manor in the remote English countryside. She soon believes that the children are being haunted by evil spirits, who might be the ghosts of former employees of the manor. Without giving away the ending, The Turn of the Screw has become the subject of debate among literary scholars about if the narrator is actually seeing ghosts or having some sort of psychological breakdown.
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A finalist for the National Book Award and considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century,  it has been made into two feature films and a play, and is the basis of a Netflix series. The author decided to write "a ghost story" after reading about a group of nineteenth century "psychic researchers" who studied a house and somberly reported their supposedly scientific findings to the Society for Psychic Research. What Jackson discovered in their "dry reports was not the story of a haunted house, it was the story of several earnest, I believe misguided, certainly determined people, with their differing motivations and background. She asked her mother, who lived in California, to help find information about the dwelling. According to Jackson, her mother identified the house as one the author's own great-great-grandfather, an architect who had designed some of San Francisco's oldest buildings, had built. Jackson also read volume upon volume of traditional ghost stories while preparing to write her own, "No one can get into a novel about a haunted house without hitting the subject of reality head-on; either I have to believe in ghosts, which I do, or I have to write another kind of novel altogether. Jackson sketched floor plans of downstairs and upstairs of Hill House and a rendering of the exterior.
The series is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The plot alternates between two timelines, following five adult siblings whose paranormal experiences at Hill House continue to haunt them in the present day, and flashbacks depicting events leading up to the eventful night in when the family fled from the mansion. The series premiered on Netflix on October 12, The Haunting of Hill House received critical acclaim, particularly for its acting, directing and production values, with many calling it an "effective ghost story". In the summer of , Hugh and Olivia Crain and their children — Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Nell — move into Hill House to renovate the mansion in order to sell it and build their own house, designed by Olivia. However, due to unexpected repairs, they have to stay longer, and they begin to experience increasing paranormal phenomena that results in a tragic loss and the family fleeing from the house.