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Stephen King Says 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Is 'Close To A Work Of Genius'

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Stephen King Says 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Is 'Close To A Work Of Genius'

Stephen King is an icon, his books have terrified audiences of film and TV for decades - it's fair to say if he ever had something good to say about any thriller or horror it would be a HUGE compliment.

Now, imagine how the all those - the director, cast and production team - behind the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House must feel when the man himself calls the show 'close to a work of genius'.

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Credit: PA

The 71-year-old author took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the terrifying series, saying: "THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. I don't usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure."

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This is pretty mega coming from the man came up with absolute corkers like The Shining, IT, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.

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Credit: Netflix

In his tweet King references Shirley Jackson, the late author of the book the series is based on, which was published in 1959.

Along with the tweet being a massive compliment to the series, it's probably pretty accurate - not just because King said it either.

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The Haunting of Hill House - which follows the story of five siblings in the Crane family, each of whom are dealing with repressed trauma, family anguish and PTSD following their childhoods growing up in the super creepy Hill House - has gained 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is said to be one of the best Netflix original's to be released.

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The show uses flashbacks to the past, with episodes based on individual the family members.

The Netflix show show stars Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Timothy Hutton, Mckenna Grace and Victoria Pedretti, with Flanagan, the filmmaker behind Gerald's Game, Oculus and Hush, directing all 10 episodes.

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Topics: Entertainment, News, Horror, Netflix, TV, Stephen King

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