8 Fascinating details from 'The Haunting of Hill House' that you probably totally missed
Netflix's newest original series, The Haunting of Hill House, has been a huge success this Halloween, with all the die-hard fanatics still pouring over every minute detail to try to find some extra scares.
The show, which is based on the 1959 psychological gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson, has been praised by critics and fans alike for its engaging characters and haunting atmosphere. Certainly, if you've watched the ten episodes of the series closely, you would have noticed a number of hidden spectral figures lurking in certain shots, but chances are you failed to pick up on the more cerebral stuff.
Here are eight creepy details about The Haunting of Hill House that will make it even more difficult to sleep at night...
1. Dr. Montague is played by Russ Tamblyn
...Who played Luke in the film adaption of the book
2. In the final scene, Theo and Trish are seen wearing wedding rings
3. Olivia's locket
Olivia tells Nell that she can have her locket when she's older, and her ghost gives it to her right before she dies
4. Luke habitually counts seven steps
Because there are seven steps between his bed and Nell's
5. Theo's book
In one scene, a young Theo can be seen reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
6. Shirley's sleep talking
In the first episode, Shirley mentions the Red Room when she talks in her sleep
7. Nell's return to Hill House
Olivia tells a young Nell that when it's time for her to return home, the lights will flash twice, and the same thing happens when she returns to Hill House as an adult
8. And there are even more hidden ghosts to be found!
As revealed by director, Mike Flanagan
Well, I think it's time for another rewatch...