If you’re doing something related to horror, of all the people you’d want the seal of approval from, Stephen King would definitely be up there. The legendary writer behind such works as ‘It’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘Carrie’, and ‘Misery’, among others has seen the new scary Netflix series ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and had his say on it.

The show dropped on the streaming service last weekend (in our review, we describe it as “genuinely scary”, “a refreshing take on the horror genre” and “a TV series we guarantee will give you chills”).

King tweeted his assessment last night, which reads: “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. 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.”


Mike Flanagan also directed the Netflix original horror ‘Gerald’s Game’, adapted from a work of King’s, and will helm the upcoming sequel to ‘The Shining’, which is called ‘Doctor Sleep.’

King previously gave his approval to the 2017 remake of ‘It’.

A number of King’s novels have been adapted for the big screen. Most recently, a trailer dropped for the newest adaptation of ‘Pet Sematary.’

'The Haunting of Hill House' is a modern-day adaptation of Shirley Jackson's seminal gothic-horror novel from 1959, and tells the story of the Crain family who move into Hill House in the hopes of refurbishing the house, selling it on, and leaving as quickly as possible.

It is showing on Netflix now.