Everyone loves haunted house stories. Horror movies like to use the haunted house trope, including the most iconic and successful ones like Paranormal Activity. Plus, audiences seem to particularly like these types of stories. As a result, it’s no surprise that Netflix relied on the good old haunted trope of the TV series The Haunting of Hill House, which was a knockout hit.
In Netflix’s quest to establish itself as the number one online streaming platform as the world inevitably moves towards a form of streaming content consumption, it is the responsibility to create content for different genres. they want to keep attracting subscribers from all over the world with different interests and preferences. To achieve this, Netflix has spent over $2 billion on content, and if some of their original content wasn’t worth spending, that’s certainly not the case with The Haunting of Hill House. The show was produced in conjunction with Amblin Television and Paramount Television. It was created by Mike Flanagan and is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 work, from the novelThe Haunting of Hill House. It went on to become one of Netflix’s most notable productions, currently having a 92% rating on review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.
The success of the series is the result of careful thought and planning that had inspired Mike Flanagan’s idea and was skillfully executed by a brilliant cast of Carla Gugino, Elizabeth Reaser, Michiel Huisman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti. The Haunting of Hill House was released on October 12, 2018. It has 10 episodes.
As the name suggests, the story is an exploration of the events before and after the Crain family met at Hill House. In the summer of 1992, the Crain family had decided to move into a new home, the Hill House, intending to remodel and reverse it in order to raise the capital needed to build their own home. Under the guidance of Olivia, the Crain family matriarch who is an architect, the family has risen to the challenges of life at the Hill House, which soon proves far more complex than they can bear as their challenges range from structural repairs to the paranormal. phenomenons.
Their encounter with the house results in a loss that the family is forced to deal with for the rest of their lives. The show takes a time jump between past, present and future, exploring the Crain family’s journey through the phenomena they encountered at Hill House.
The Haunting of the Cast Iron Hill House
As we mentioned earlier, the story is highly rated. The hit benefits from a tight story that delivers the scary, stomach-churning, and heart-pounding effects expected of horror movies. This feat is accomplished thanks to the brilliant direction of Mike Flanagan and his talented cast. Here is a list of some of the actors who delivered the successful project.
Michiel Huisman – Steven Crain
Hollywood has a number of actors and actresses who have demonstrated dramatic abilities in supporting roles worthy of mainstream popularity, but have been mostly watched. Michiel Huisman, who delivered stellar performances in movies like The Age of Adaline and Savage and TV shows like Game of Thrones playing Daario Naharis and Liam McGuinnis in Nashville, finally got his due as the lead character. from The Haunting of Hill House, Steven Crain, eldest son of the Crain family and famous author who managed to make a career for himself as a writer after writing about his family’s experience at Hill House.
Michiel, a Dutch actor, started his career in his home country and made his international debut in 2006 in a British series. Dalziel and Pascoe. He has made several appearances in international projects in film and television. Michiel Huisman is also a musician and songwriter. He released three singles with his group Fontane, two singles and an album as a solo artist.
Carla Gugino – Olivia Crain
The impressive casting train continues with Carla Gugino playing Olivia Crain on the show. Her character, Olivia, is an architect who works with her husband, Hugh Crain, remodeling homes. She is one of the characters most affected by paranormal activity in the Hill House. As the most affected person, her role required a degree of dramatic ability which she managed to convince.
While her portrayal and dramatic talents may have come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with her work, it’s part of a tapestry of excellence she’s been weaving since appearing in her first screen role in 1988. Carla starred in numerous films such as Sin City, American Gangster, Watchmen, A Girl Walks into a Bar, The Space Between Us, among others. On TV, she has expressed her talents on shows like Rebel Pins, Entourage, Californication, Political Animals, among others.
Henry Thomas / Timothy Hutton – Hugh Crain
Following the time jump on the show, both Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton play Crain family patriarch Hugh Crain. In the show, Hugh, like the rest of the Crain family, must deal with the aftermath of the Hill House incident, particularly dealing with the guilt that his flamboyant profession led his family to the tragedy of his time. at Hill House.
Henry Thomas has been an actor since 1981 and has spent a lot of time in the spotlight on high-profile projects, such as ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Cape & Dagger, Dear John, The Last Ride, Moby Dick, The Mentalist, Sons of Liberty, among others. He is set to star in Stargirl in 2019 as Charles McNider.
Timothy Hutton, on the other hand, is also a talented actor who currently holds the record for the youngest Best Supporting Actor winner at the Oscars, having won the award for his role in Ordinary People when he was twenty years old. He is also known for his roles in Influence and How to Get Rid of Murder.
Elizabeth Reaser – Shirley Crain Harris
Like Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton, ElizabethReaser shares the role of Shirley Crain Harris as a character from one period, the other period is played by Lulu Wilson. Shirley Crain Harris is the eldest daughter of the Crain family and a proud owner of a morgue with her husband Kevin in The Haunting of Hill House.
Elizabeth Reaser adds her role as Shirley Crain Harris to her long list of film and television credits including projects such as True Detective, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, The Twilight Sage series, among others. During her career, she has been nominated for several awards, including the prestigious Screen Actors Guild award.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen – Luke Crain
Oliver Jackson-Cohen joins the list of cast members who have played half a character’s portrayal on the show. Oliver plays Luke Crain in The Haunting of Hill House, the oldest twin in the family, who drowned in drug addiction following the trauma experienced at Hill House.
Being a dramatic role, it was a smart move to play a man with a theater background, which is what Oliver Jackson-Cohen started his career as a stage actor. He began his screen performances with Hollyoaks in 2002. His notable projects are Dracula, What’s Your Number? and Emerald city before he was cast in The Haunting of Hill House
Kate Siegel – Theodora Crain
Kate Siegel, actress and screenwriter, who has been on projects such as Hush, Gerald’s Game, Steam, stars on her show as Theodora Crain, the middle child who grows up to be a child psychologist on The Haunting of Hill House. The character, Theodora, is also a psychic, a trait she shares with her mother as part of the lasting effects of the Hill House incident. Kate has appeared in other Mike Flanagan – her husband – projects, including the critically acclaimed horror film Oculus which was released in 2013.
She plays the character in her older version, Mckenna Grace plays the younger version in the series.
Victoria Pedretti – Eleanor Crain Vance
Victoria Pedretti plays the other half of the twins in the Crain family. She and her brother are two of Hill House’s worst victims, despite her trying to live a normal life by getting married.
Victoria Pedretti is a young actress and one ofthe stars of show business. She starred in very small projects before getting into the series. The Haunting of Hill House is his most notable television project to date. She is set to star in Quentin Tarantino’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2019.
Annabeth Gish, Anthony Ruivivar, Levy Tran, James Lafferty and Samantha Sloyan, among others, are also part of the cast.
The Haunting of Hill House Season 2 Release Date on Netflix
Although the creator and director of The Haunting of Hill House has suggested the show doesn’t need a season two, the show hasn’t been officially canceled or terminated by Netflix. Mike Flanagan also hasn’t definitively ruled out returning for Season 2, so there’s still a chance the show’s brilliant director will return for a second season. As of now, nothing has been confirmed yet.
However, if a second season of the show were to happen, it could very well only be named if rumors of it turning into an anthology series floated in Hollywood.