It’s spooky season, and your mum is more than likely having a silent competition with the neighbours to decorate her front windows to bring in the most trick or treaters.
And actually, it’s not even just horror films anymore, but series too.
Falling swiftly into that category is the very popular The Haunting of Hill House.
The 2018 series is still raved about to this day and horror fans love to binge their way through the episodes – especially at this time of year.
Created by Mike Flanagan, the series features Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Henry Thomas.
The Netflix synopsis reads: “The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America.
“Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts… some which lurk in their minds... and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.”
While the series is pretty much loved by horror fans in general, there’s one particular scene being chatted about it.
I don’t want to spoil it for you, but in episode eight of The Haunting of Hill House there’s a scene with the backseat of a car proving to have ‘the most effective jump scare’.
Users on Reddit said: “That episode scared the hell out of me. The way they show how the bent neck lady came to be blew my mind, it was so well executed.”
Another put: “I had trouble sleeping that night the first time I saw it.”
One also wrote: “It was completely 100% unexpected. Goes against the grain of the usual jumpscare after a quiet and tense scene.”
And others said: “The weird thing is that it still gets me. I’ve watched this show three or four times now, including a run through a few months ago, and it still nearly gave me a heart attack.
“And I don’t actually react to jump scares 98% of the time. That’s how effective that scene.”
Flanagan of course followed up The Haunting of Hill House with The Haunting of Bly Manor in 2020 and recently, The Fall of the House of Usher – which is proving to be just as popular.Featured Image Credit: Netflix