October 8 – The Haunting of Hill House – Book Vs. Film – Which Medium Wins? (Thirty-One Days of Halloween)

Shirley Jackson uses her words brilliantly, poetically, to create this terrifying story that set the standards for a good haunted house read. Likewise, Robert Wise brings the same terror to life on the screen. Impressive visuals, great camera work, and who can forget the phantom pounding. BOOM BOOM BOOM!

So once again, I refuse to declare which is the better. And remember, the film I am referring to is the 1963 movie titled The Haunting. Forget that terrible remake in 1999. Forget it I tell you! For a more detailed comparison, read this review – The Haunting of Hill House/The Haunting

Also, the Haunting of Hill House inspired Season 1 of Michael Flannagan’s Netflix series which is also titled The Haunting of Hill House. Season 2 is this year and it is The Haunting of Bly Manor, which I told you about in the last entry on this list.

Winner: IT’S A TIE

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