5 Reasons To Watch Netflix's 'The Haunting Of Hill House'

5 Reasons To Watch Netflix's 'The Haunting Of Hill House'

This show has become an obsession for many viewers on Netflix and here is the scoop on why.

This Netflix horror series will keep you on your toes. It was released just in time for our October binge-watching lists. If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing out on a masterpiece. Here are five reasons to watch Netflix's new show "The Haunting of Hill House," a show that'll make you realize how crappy all other shows are.

1. There are some heavy and spooky easter eggs.

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For those who do not know, an easter egg is an unexpected or undocumented feature in a piece of film or program, included as a joke or a bonus. The Netflix series has a bunch of easter eggs, but depending on who you talk to, they're not a joke or a bonus. In almost every episode, there are scenes where the camera shifts away from the cast to the background behind them. The camera is still focused on the face of the characters but you can faintly see the silhouette of a different person in the dark room.

When the show first came out, I thought my eyes were messing with me, so I tried to ignore the background to calm my nerves. I finally understood these figures were put there for a reason when my heart stopped as a silhouette simultaneously moved out from under the shadow and showed itself in the moonlight.

For anyone who is terrified of the dark, this is a warning, but for those hungry for a horror flick, this one is pretty good with putting unsettling details here and there to keep you watching very closely.

2. Netflix didn't mess up with casting.

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One tiny thing you can definitely appreciate about this show is how they cast the roles. The series holds a ton of flashback narratives, and it's satisfying to see that the younger versions of the characters look a lot like their adult selves.

I applaud the child actors for capturing their roles spot on and being able to sleep after shooting scenes like this.

3. The character development is goals.

Family moves in.

There are seven main figures in this series, and the director doesn't hold back with creating a very deep and scarring backstory for each of them. As much as I'd love to tell you their stories, it'll ruin your experience with the series. It makes for a very intimate viewing-experience—you'll learn new things about the characters every episode and find yourself loving them at some points and then hating them the next episode. Your feelings for these characters can be summarized as seven replicas of Zuko from "Avatar The Last Airbender" in a horror flick—he was the man-boy you hated in the beginning but fell in love in the end after he helped save the universe.

Their backstory plays a huge part in the plot, so it gets you deeply invested into finishing it just so you can make sure your new fictional family survives in the end.

4. The plot is too addicting.

Red door is open

Every backstory plays a huge part in the plot because you're never given an answer as to how it all started. With the characters' childhood flashbacks and their present selves, you can start to mold theories on how the characters will save themselves (or get themselves killed) from the infested house as the ominous presence in the series makes itself tangible to the mortal world. With spirits walking during the day and trapping characters in their nightmares, you're forced to be aware of the things in the background before you find them behind someone. And you develop this weird lust to see how things will be revealed.

As the plot thickens with the evil presence growing, you also learn to appreciate the little imperfections of characters and how they affected the storyline. The love for these characters can get a person deeply invested into finishing it just to make sure their newly fictional family survives in the end. Keep a tissue box nearby.

5. It's all kinds of horror.

Bad Dreams and Horrible Visions

There was this girl who screamed on the bus during our trip back to Champaign-Urbana after a field trip. She scared the pants off my TAs and the bus driver. When we asked her what she was screaming about, she explained that was watching "The Haunting of Hill House" on her phone with headphones. All of my classmates settled back on our chairs without asking any more questions.

This show will scare the crap out of you. I don't care if you say you're a "hard-ass" or "nothing ever scares me." This series will make you jump.

There are things that are gory with the foam of the mouth and blood coming out of wounds. There are details within the show that'll make you uncomfortable and sad with visions influenced by the infested house and the mother. There are things that'll be horrifyingly thrilling as ghosts embody themselves into with realistic scenarios. No matter what kind of horror you're into, the series fulfills all descriptions and it is not overdone or cheesy.

Whether you loved the series or hated it, you managed to pull through and watch it to the end. And if not, you've read five reasons why you should watch at least one episode and then decide from there.

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43 SpongeBob Quotes To Use In Everyday Conversation

No context needed. We all remember these SpongeBob quotes.

SpongeBob quotes are so universal that they never get old. That's because "SpongeBob SquarePants" is the one TV show that we are all guilty of watching and have absolutely no regrets every time we turn it on.

Most of us are no longer children, which is why our parents sometimes get that confused look on their faces when they see us watching "SpongeBob SquarePants." But you know what? "SpongeBob" is by far one of the funniest shows of our generation and the characters are some of the greatest. The best part about "SpongeBob," without a doubt, is the iconic quotes that we all still use in our daily language. With too many to count, here are some favorite "SpongeBob" quotes, from ones that all fans should know, to ones we use every day.

1. “Firmly grasp it in your hand.”

2. “Ha ha ha ha, it’s a giraffe.”

3. “CHOCOLATE!!!!”

4. “Well, it’s no secret that the best thing about a secret is secretly telling someone your secret, thereby, secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secret, secretly.”

5. “Do you smell it? That smell, the kind of smelly smell. A smelly smell that smells... smelly.”

6. “Patrick, I don’t think Wumbo is a real word.”

"Come on. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo, he/she/me wumbo. Wombology, the study of wumbo! It’s first grade Spongebob!”

7. "I don't get it. I made my house a mess, which was making it clean, which made Squidward clean my yard, but that really means he's messing it up. But the opposite of clean is filth, which means filth is clean, that means Squidward is really making my yard a wreck, but I normally wreck my own yard which means, Squidward is being the opposite of Squidward which means he's Spongebob!"

8. “Is Mayonnaise an instrument?”

9. “F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for Uranium…bombs! N is for no survivors!”

10. “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.”

11. “The best time to wear a striped sweater…is all the time.”

12. “Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died… the end.”

13. “My leg!”

14. “It took three days to make that potato salad…three days!!!”

15. “Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”

16. "Can I get some extra salt?"

“We're all out.”

Could you check?”


17. "Patrick, you're a genius!"

"Yeah, I get called that a lot."

"What? A genius?"

"No, Patrick."

18. "Oh, these aren't homemade. They were made in a factory... a bomb factory. They're bombs."

19. “You just CAN'T WAIT for me to die, can you?”

20. “Do instruments of torture count?”

21. “Hello, we’re with the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal on the premises."

22. “Hey Patrick, I thought of something funnier than 24… 25!”

23. “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!”

24. "Is this the Krusty Krab?"

"No! This is Patrick!"

25. “The Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me.”

26. “This is a load of barnacles…”

27. “Now he’s gonna kick my butt!”

28. "This is not your average, everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness."

29. “Too bad Spongebob isn't here to enjoy Spongebob not being here.”

30. “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets."

31. “I’m not just ready, I’m ready Freddy!”

“It’s Larry…”

32. “I’ll have you know that I stubbed by toe last week and only cried for 20 minutes.”

33. “Hey Patrick what am I now?”


“No! I’m Texas!"

"What's the difference?"

34. "Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?"

“Not until 4.”

35. “Are you Squidward now? ... That’s okay take your time.”

36. “Who are you people?!”

37. “Squidward that’s not the peace treaty, that’s a copy of the peace treaty.”

38. "What's your name son?"

"Name? Uhh, beef wellington."

"No your name."

"Uhh, fork on the left?"

39. "Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuoli."

40. “Are you open?"

"Read the sign..."

“...l’ll have a Krabby Patty Deluxe and some double chili kelp fries.”


42. “My sandwich tastes like a fried boot."

“My sandwich is a fried boot!”

43. “Too bad that didn’t kill me.”

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You'll Never Be Bored As Long As You Binge These 12 Netflix Shows

These shows put binge-watching on a whole different level.


I can almost guarantee that finding a show on Netflix is almost as hard to find as a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you choose shows because the title is interesting, you liked the cover artwork, your favorite good-looking actor is on there, you feel as if you can relate to the description, or simply because everyone is watching it.

The most popular shows on Netflix are definitely "Friends," "The Office," "Fuller House," and "Gossip Girl" (which is the absolute best, by the way). But sometimes, you don't want to watch what everyone is watching because you ALWAYS hear about it. In fact, you want to watch something that you don't know already.

I actually tried giving "Friends" a chance. I instantly got bored and didn't understand the hype. So over the years, I did some research on different shows and I found some I actually like.

I guess this article would be my "personal favorites" list. But the reason why I picked these shows was because they always have cliffhangers and suspense, which makes you want to watch them even more. Some of my favorite are Netflix originals, and others are shows that you can watch on actual TV. I'm sure you'll never be bored without these shows:

1."On My Block"

This Netflix original follows a group of four street-smart friends who are going through high school, figuring out life and navigating the real world. The four friends go through tough obstacles that may test their friendship. Their life is surrounded by a Hispanic and predominately black neighborhood in Los Angeles. Not to mention, it's super hilarious. Hopefully season 2 comes soon because they left us on a crazy cliffhanger.

2. "Jane The Virgin"

This show is currently on The CW Network, but Netflix already has the first four seasons. If you love a funny telenovela show, this one is for you. The show is about how a woman named Jane Villanueva gets artificially inseminated and is a pregnant virgin. Oh, and it's her boss's sperm. Jane has to figure out how she's going to manage to be a mother while working on her writing career. She also develops love interests along the way.

I like the show because it acts like a telenovela and is super suspenseful. Also, it's super hilarious and relatable. It's so hard to talk about the plot without spoiling anything. I guess you'll have to watch to know what I'm talking about.

3. "The Good Place"

This show is about how a woman named Eleanor opens her eyes and realizes that she is in the afterlife. She is told that she is in the "Good Place." Even though she was living in paradise, Eleanor suddenly realizes she is in the Good Place by mistake. With the help of her three friends, Eleanor realizes it's never too late to be a better person, even after death. This show is always suspenseful and you can watch a whole season in 5 hours...or maybe that's me.

4. "Dynasty"

This show also on the CW. A remake of the original 1980s show of the same name, "Dynasty" follows Fallon Carrington, a rich girl in Atlanta, GA, who is navigating her way through life while dealing with a feud between her family, the Carringtons, and the Colby family. Not only does "Dynasty" show the glitz and glam, but it also exposes the fakes, the ugly, and secrets. The ending let me on a huge cliffhanger and I can't wait to see more. Plus, Liz Gillies is a boss.

5. "The Last O.G."

First of all, Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish are the stars of this show, so of course you should give it a chance. This show takes place in the heart of Brooklyn, where a man named Tray goes to jail for 15 years after being set up. After he gets released from prison, he notices the entire neighborhood changed and his girlfriend Shay has moved on to another man. Not only that, Tray finds out he has twins who are enrolled in private school and living a happy life. With the help of his friend Bobby, Tray tries to navigate through Brooklyn to make up for lost time and learn how to live in the real world. I can't wait for season 2 because this show was extremely funny. When two comedians come together, well, need I say more?

6. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

This comedy is about a girl named Kimmy Schmidt who is rescued from a cult after 15 years and trying to make up for lost time. She navigates the streets of New York in search of a job, an apartment, and a new life. She makes a couple of friends along the way who help her overcome future obstacles.

And if you're wondering why you see all of the Titus gifs and memes, it's from this show. But of course, I had to include this one.

7. "Insatiable"

A high school girl named Patty was bullied for years for being overweight. Now, she finally lost all of the weight and is seeking revenge to get back at those who made her feel bad. She meets an attorney named Bob Armstrong, who is also an aspiring pageant coach. He wants to help Patty become a pageant queen but has no idea how far Patty goes to get it and prove people wrong.

8. "Glow"

If you like 80's themed shows, this one is for you. This Netflix original is about how Ruth, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles, gets an opportunity for an acting gig as a wrestler. She and 12 other ladies train for a taped wrestling match and run into obstacles along the way. And it's definitely not easy when Ruth's ex-best friend Debbie joins the team.

9. "Riverdale"

I'm sure this is everyone's favorite. If you like crime, mystery, suspense, romance, and high school drama, this one is for you. I can go on and on, but I'd basically be spoiling the entire show. And boy, it can get messy.

10. "American Horror Story"

This is also a popular one. I like AHS because the goal is to scare you. It can be kind of gory at times, but that's the point, which I love. Every season has a different horror theme. If you like that stuff (and Evan Peters), this one is for you! This show has a lot of famous actors and sometimes can be based on real-life events. That's what makes it even scarier.

11. "13 Reasons Why"

CONTENT WARNING: suicide, rape, self-harm, bullying

I'm sure we all heard of this show and the controversy behind it. But it was a really great show! The ending of season 2 made me so mad because I wanted to know what happens next.

"13 Reasons Why" is about a girl named Hannah Baker who commits suicide due to the bullying and emotional damage the people around her brought her. Before her death, she makes 13 tapes explaining why she killed herself (hence the reason for the title). Each tape is about a different person who is either responsible for her death or who made an impact in her life. After she killed herself, the tapes are passed on to each of the main characters. They try to figure out why this happened and who is responsible. Secrets are spilled and friendships are ruined.

Sometimes, you'll want to throw your laptop across the screen, and sometimes you'll cry. However, if you are sensitive to self-harm, rape, and suicide, this may not be for you. I suggest that you should watch at your own risk but it really opens your eyes about bullying.

12. Orange Is The New Black

This one is another popular Netflix show. Based on a true story, a girl named Piper Chapman gets arrested for 15 months over a drug crime she did with her girlfriend Alex. Piper leaves her whole life behind and has to navigate her way through living in a women's prison. The recent seasons start to get very emotional and will make you angry and full of suspense. Overall, this show is extremely funny and at first, made jail seem like fun. But after watching a few seasons, trust me, it's definitely not. But this is a show worth watching. ALL SIX SEASONS of it.

Honorable Mention: Gossip Girl

I don't feel like I need an explanation for this one. You're going to love this show, I promise.

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