'The Haunting of Hill House': The hidden ghosts you missed the first time around
15 October 2018, 13:44 | Updated: 16 October 2018, 15:52
You might have watched 'The Haunting Of Hill House' on Netflix without noticing a single hidden ghost so here are a bunch of hidden spirits you may have missed the first time around.
The Haunting of Hill House dropped on Netflix on Friday October 12 and fan reactions have already determined the horror thriller to be one of Netflix's most compelling new shows this year.
The story follows the Crain family at two different points in their lives as they struggle to deal with the various psychological and paranormal traumas they developed after living in "the most haunted house in America".
If that premise isn't already the spookiest thing you've heard all day, the show's director, Mike Flanagan revealed to Bloody Disgusting that there are a LOT of hidden ghosts in the show. When we say hidden ghosts, we're talking ghosts that sort of...linger in the background without ever being acknowledged.
"If you go back and watch the series again, in every episode there’s probably somewhere between eight and 10 ghosts that are just hidden in plain sight that we called no attention to but they’re there."
So, naturally, we went back and looked for the ghosts hiding in plain sight and there were a ton.
Some of the hidden ghosts in 'The Haunting Of Hill House' can be seen standing directly behind the characters.
Though Nell's ghost in the funeral home isn't exactly hidden, the shot is absolutely meant to mess with your head because, among her very much alive family members, she is not supposed to be standing there.
Through out the show, wide and sweeping shots often hide the absolutely terrifying ghosts of Hill House. Some linger behind the furniture, in the doorways, and even in plain sight.
Some of them require extra close viewing but almost all of them will creep the hell out of you.
Other hidden ghosts in 'The Haunting Of Hill House' are lurking in the shadows.
The Haunting of Hill House is a show with a lot of dark edges. Because the show is a horror drama, the dark edges often tend to house some very unnerving entities.
In one scene, Shirley and her mother are speaking in the kitchen while a ghostly face silently watches them from what looks to be a pantry window.
In another, a ghostly apparition can be seen far off into the background while Shirley and Olivia talk in the foreground.
Some of the hidden ghosts in 'The Haunting of Hill House' transform right in front of your eyes.
Notice the way the statue in the hallway changes orientation? One minute its head is facing away from the camera and the next minute, the statue is looking directly at the camera.
And spotting some of the hidden ghosts in 'The Haunting of Hill House' requires some major squinting.
Playing spot the ghost while watching The Haunting Of Hill House is nothing like playing where's Waldo. This one is so weird, the show's official account even tweeted about it.
His head is hiding between the banister and you'll have to squint real hard to make sure it's not just a speck of dust on the camera.
S01E01: 00:00:52— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) October 13, 2018
Some of the other ghosts in Hill House are a bit more explicit, like the clock repairman that was never really there or the old sick woman that appears on the bed during the storm.
While the show's subject matter is a bit serious and haunting, re-watching while trying to play spot the ghost is...quite the experience.