New Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House is causing quite the stir.
The television series was created by Mike Flanagan and based on the 1959 novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson. The first season, which was released earlier this month, consists of ten episodes telling the story of five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America.
Based in the summer of 1992, the five children and their parents Hugh and Olivia Crain, experience a series of paranormal occurrences and tragic loss. Flipping between the past and the present, the family reunite in 2018, 26 years after the hauntings, and face their “inner demons”.
The programme has been such widely received that even iconic horror author Steven King couldn’t hold back his admiration and described it as “a work of genius”.
Now, as viewers binge on the series, their reactions have been taken to a whole new level with some claiming that they are suffering from hallucinations, sleep deprivation and the overwhelming need to vomit. Taking to social media, one person said, “I love scary movies/shows but The Haunting of Hill House might be the scariest s**t I have ever seen,” with a post on Twitter. “It made me cry and want to vomit at the same time,” another added.
“It makes me want to vomit, cry, and turn on all of the lights in the universe,” one more viewer proclaimed.
“Had a f*****g scary sleep hallucination last night for the first time in about two years where I actually woke up screaming,” another person said before adding “1000% blame The Haunting of Hill House”.
See some of the reactions below.
had a fucking scary sleep hallucination last night for the first time in about 2 years where I actually woke up screaming, 1000% blame The Haunting of Hill House 😭
— tamara sumner (@tamara_sumner) October 22, 2018
I’ve watched 5 mins of the haunting of hill house and I’m already not going to be able to sleep for the next week ffs
— Todd (@toddluckhurst) October 22, 2018
Just started The Haunting of Hill House and every single noise terrifies me…even in broad daylight.
— Tia Booth🖤 (@tiarachel91) October 21, 2018