Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for The Haunting of Hill House, a series adaptation of the 1959 Shirley Jackson horror classic.
A modern reimagining of the novel, The Haunting of Hill House follows the Crains, five siblings who grew up in Hill House, “the most haunted house in America,” and who, after the death of a family member, are forced to return to Hill House and confront the ghosts inside both Hill House and their own minds.
The series was created, directed and executive produced by horror director Mike Flanagan—whose Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game came out on Netflix last year, and who is also set to direct Doctor Sleep, the sequel to King’s The Shining—and the results of his work on the new series are impressive. The trailer flexes some serious production value, showing off all of the well-appointed gothic details of the house that so fully occupies the Crains’ lives and minds.
The Haunting of Hill House stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti, and was produced by Amblin TV and Paramount Television for Netflix. Flanagan served as co-showrunner alongside Meredith Averill, who also executive produced along with Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
Netflix unleashes The Haunting of Hill House on Friday, Oct. 12, perfectly timed for a full watch ahead of Halloween.
Watch the new trailer below, and check out some spooky key art from the series further down.