Critics and audience agree that the new Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House as it has received outstanding reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. But not everyone is enjoying the hit horror TV show. Some viewers are apparently having anxiety attacks, losing sleep, and even puking because they are so scared. So they say.
The Haunting of Hill House, which is based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 iconic novel of the same name and was adapted into the 1963 movie titled The Haunting, is so hair-raising that people are having a visceral reaction. Viewers of the Netflix thriller are tweeting out that they have suffered sleep deprivation, debilitating anxiety, and “terror vomit” because of the ghastly terror featured in the show.
I saw Terror Vomit open for As I Lay Dying at the Vans Warped Tour back in 2008.
Other The Haunting of Hill House fans are noting that it is a great show that is creepy, but not puke-your-brains-out petrifying.
So if you’re expecting to terror vomit, you might be disappointed. One person who was not disappointed with The Haunting of Hill House is Stephen King, who said, “I don’t usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure.”
The Haunting of Hill House tells the spooky story of siblings of the Crane family, who are dealing with repressed trauma and ghosts of their past from growing up in the spooky Hill House and the haunting that occurred at the creepy mansion. The ten-episode horror series is available right now on Netflix for your bingeing pleasure. Keep a puke bucket close by just in case.