The Netflix horror adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House is basically This Is Us for the supernaturally cursed. Sure, there are a few jump scares and barely hidden Hill House ghosts, but at the show's heart, the most devastating scenes center on a father's inability to protect his children from the truth about their traumatic childhood.
Series director Mike Flanagan left no detail untouched - from the meticulously crafted set to the tiny Easter eggs threaded throughout. His depiction of family trauma is so unbelievably disturbing, it's no wonder the cast deeply felt its effects. The behind-the-scenes details of Hill House's set may surprise you, whether or not you lost it during the final episode.
Filming Scared The Cast So Much That They Started Seeing ThingsPhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix
Elizabeth Reaser Felt 'Crazed' After Her Nine Months On SetPhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix
The Real Hill House Is Reportedly HauntedPhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix
The Bent-Neck Lady Made The 'Hill House' Director CryPhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix
The Set Designer Hid Faces Everywhere So It Appears The House Is Always WatchingPhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix
The Actors Had To Perform 18-Page Scenes All In One TakePhoto: Steve Dietl/Netflix