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Netflix’s first The Haunting of Hill House trailer is highly disturbing

The series is the latest from Hush and Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix’s latest series based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same title, has a chilling new trailer.

The latest project from horror director Mike Flanagan, The Haunting of Hill House tells the tale of a family growing up in a haunted house. It bounces from past to present, as we see how this creepy house has driven the family apart and played with their minds.

The trailer shows the children ask their mother about very dark things that could happen to them — “What if I dream you sent us away into the dark and we get hurt?” “What if I’m so sad and scared of the dark out there that I put poison in me?” — and cuts to scenes in the future, where the grown children encounter those very same fears, all while an eerie piano plays.

Flanagan previously directed the Netflix films Gerald’s Game, a psychological horror film based on a Stephen King novel; critically-acclaimed slasher flick Hush; and dark fantasy Before I Wake. This will mark Flanagan’s fourth Netflix title and his first television series. Other directing credits include Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

The Haunting of Hill House premieres on Netflix on Oct. 12.

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