In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .
For over 20 years, Hill House has been uninhabited---by humans, that is. The house is widely known as being uninviting, and Dr. Montague, being the scholar that he is, is determined to find evidence of a haunting. Along with Luke, the future heir of Hill House, Dr. Montague invites two women to stay in the house and . . .
The Blackwoods have lived in the house upon the hill for generations. There used to be more Blackwoods, but now there's only three: Mary Katherine (who goes by Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian. The other Blackwoods were killed years ago by poison, a crime Constance was accused of and then acquitted. But the people in the . . .