SPOILERS AHEAD: DON’T READ ON UNLESS YOU’VE SEEN ‘THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE’ ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
The Haunting of Hill House seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. Firstly, it was brilliant. Then, it turned out there were a load of hidden ghosts in pretty much every scene going (scroll down to the bottom of the article to see these). And now, it turns out that Netflix has shared a clip from the show that everyone missed the first time around.
It’s seriously creepy.
As you can see from the clip below, while you’re looking into the background and concentrating on what you expect to be a ‘jump’ or a ‘scare’, the blurred statue (that’s literally right in front of the camera) turns her head around so she’s looking directly into the camera. It’s so subtle, but yet so blindingly obvious, we’re all now kicking ourselves for missing it the first time around.
The series, by Mike Flanagan, captured the imagination of fans worldwide. Now we know that the Red Room was gradually taking the souls of the house’s inhabitants in order to keep them there forever. Although the four kids manage to escape the room, Flanigan actually had an awful ending in mind.