PLOT: A family is shaken to their core and never the same after the parents buy a haunted house in hopes to flip it.

Originally, I planned to do a much longer review of this series, but as I am staring down the barrel of time, I’m going to keep this about as short as I’ve been making these past few reviews. However, in case it doesn’t come through, let me just say this: this is the best show of the year.

Mike Flanagan made me a fan with this film, so much so that I also checked out Hush this year for 31 Days of Horror, which also features Kate Siegel, whom also happens to be married to the director. He is definitely a guy I’m going to be on the lookout for whenever his next movie comes up. He’s got an eye and a great sense of tension and he’s truly an impressive talent.

I’m not big on haunted house stories, so I originally wasn’t heavily anticipating this show, but word-of-mouth was good and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t a straight haunted house story; it’s so much more than that. What makes this show so interesting is the family drama and how the definition of “haunting” can also mean being greatly affected by the tragedies one suffers in their lives.

Look out for episodes 5 and 6 as they are the best episodes of the season, but the whole season is fantastic. One of the best shows on Netflix and television in general.

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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