Netflix has released the first images from its upcoming TV adaptation of the classic horror tale The Haunting of Hill House. Prospective viewers' first glimpses include a look at Carla Gugino's character in the series. Draped in a crimson robe and armed with an alluring expression, Netflix has hit the ground running with a series of images that offer a clear sign of what we can expect from the television adaption of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel.
In another image from The Haunting of Hill House, an ominous red door appears slightly ajar, and is set between walls that look like they were partly destroyed in an incident that the door escaped. It is hard to imagine what is creepier: what's behind the door or outside of it? Glimpse it for yourself below.
Speaking of creepy and disturbing imagery, the next one from The Haunting of Hill House sees Henry Thomas' character covered in blood while sitting next to a little girl showcasing a despondent expression. Both seem to be quite dazed, which is an unsurprising emotion to have, given whatever happened that put the blood all over Thomas' character in the first place. Place your bets after seeing the picture below.
I'm guessing it's going to be hard for him to get a cab or a bus ride while looking like that.
Now comes the picture you have probably all been waiting to see! A glimpse of the titular Hill House itself. Decrepit and with a strange yellow light shining from its various shuttered windows, Hill House undoubtedly had something sinister conjured between its walls. Verify that for yourself by peeping out the haunted mansion.
Other images released show Game of Thrones' Michael Huisman looking very shocked by something he sees, while American Crime vet Timothy Hutton is holding him back. Hutton is turning towards the disturbing scene in front of them, but he's got a more solemn expression on his face. Another image shows Henry Thomas' character looking dazed again, but this time in the driver's seat of a station wagon full of upset kids, including the girl from the picture above. Maybe there was a wreck?
Described by Netflix as a "reimagining" of its source novel, and helmed by frequent horror director Mike Flanagan, fans should expect the ominous. The 10-episode freshman season will drop just in time for the month of Halloween, in which horror flicks are the genre of choice for many. A lot of the details surrounding the series are still being kept under wraps, but these early images indicate that fans are in for something haunting.
Get your fright on when The Haunting of Hill House premieres on Friday, October 12, on Netflix. For new television content set to premiere on Netflix this year, check out our 2018 Netflix premiere rundown. Summer is not over yet, so check out the new shows still coming to television with CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For the fresh content that will arrive this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.