THE HAUINTING OF HILL HOUSE - possibly the best made for T.V. GHOST STORY EVER ? - Page 2
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    Lets face it there's been a lot worse put forward lately on both the cinemas and T.V. i still think its a step in the right direction as regards a good ghost story , they didn't feel they needed to pile loads of blood and gore into the series , and i really really loved some of the chills they used i wont mention any just yet in case of spoilers for those who haven't seen the whole series yet , but i liked the way the ghosts were put forward and portrayed . And damn i think it was actually episode 8 , i know its a jump scare but for crying out loud i nearly wet myself , really made me jump .

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    I finished watching last night and have to say that I now actively dislike the show. The ending is terrible and betrays everything that was set up over the nine previous episodes. It's the "Lost" of ghost stories.

    I'm also usually wary of framing devices such telling stories out of order, even though that's common in ghost stories with the ghost's motivation or creation story often being revealed in the third act. Usually I find this type of framing hides a weak plot. I've tried to put Hill House in chronological order in my head and (outside of Nell's story) I don't think it holds up.

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    BarryJ you are not alone , my partner totally hated it as well , so as much as i loved it she detested it , for her it was too slow and she to thought it was a dull ending without any real story as to who and why the ghosts were so intent on hurting the occupants , i guess its like anything everyone's tastes vary and it would be a totally boring world if we all liked exactly the same thing , i think for me because i have grown up on so many old British ghost stories in film or like the old BBC ghost story for Christmas series that started in the late 1960,s which i saw later on re runs in the 1970s , i am used to very very slow paced stories , and even when the stories did a reveal usually they were fairly low budget effects or just left to you to your own imagination , so for me THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is a refreshing change , and for me it was a great show which i really enjoyed .

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    I have only watch the first three episodes and to me it seems that Nellie is the main character.

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    My favorite episodes were 3 , 4 and 5 as i think what happened to Nellie especially was what drew the thing together , although Lukes story has some importance of the overall plot as well without giving away any spoilers i think it evens up a bit more but Nellie is crucial to the overall storyline , i hope you enjoy the rest of the series and you let us know your final opinion .

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    I really liked it. In general I prefer atmosphere to gore and the show succeeded in creating a believably creepy atmosphere. I got invested in all of the characters and I thought the ending was really good, about the best that can be hoped for in this type of story. I did not see the red room twist coming and thought it was really cool. I thought all of the actors, especially Theo, Nellie and Luke as adults, did a great job. Thumbs up!

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    I Agree dbruner , i thought the characters were so well acted it just added to the story and they drew you into the family , i thought the kids were amazing little actors and for me i sincerely felt for the young Luke with his ghost sightings , i watched a behind the scenes feature and they stated clearly that the young characters hung out with their older counterparts which helped them gain some of their characters traits , and yes how often do we see an ending with a last minute negative ending or worse still in my opinion finish abruptly and lazily leave you to decide the fate , to me it was a good old fashioned ending that finished the story , i didn't work out about Abigail's part , i shall not go into detail in case i go into spoiler territory and i dont want to spoil it for anyone who has not seen it , but that was a good twist and yes i loved the whole ending etc , as i said probably my favorite T.V. Ghost story , in fact it just seemed like a great big 10 hour film .

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    I am in the process of watching it now. I have watched the first 7 episodes and I absolutely love it. Very creepy and I like the cast of characters. Trying to hold off watching the last 3 but I know I will finish them tonight.

    I would love to live in a house like that (minus the ghosts of course).

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    Well ScareyCarrie i agree with most of what you said , but i suggest you wait until you finish the season before deciding about living there ..... that's where i disagree with you I would most DEFINITELY NOT want to live there , lol but i guess that's the coward in me speaking , but yes i loved it , and have since watched it through again and found a lot i had not noticed or that tied together better after the second viewing .

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    I thought it started off good and had lots of promise, I didn't think much of the final episode tho. 7/10

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