Even Stephen King thinks it's a well-done reimagining of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel — and that's really saying something.
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.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 17, 2018
Many viewers are claiming that they're unable to sleep (at least with the lights off) after watching the show, while others are having a truly visceral viewing experience and either peeing their pants or puking their guts out.
the haunting of hill house has made me come close to a heart attack several times now— aly (@avocado_lizard) October 19, 2018
Johnny telling me about The Haunting of Hill House.... pic.twitter.com/obpQeYvEg5— Lily ❁ (@lily_clancy) October 19, 2018
Watching episode five of The Haunting of Hill House at 11am on a Thursday with the curtains flung wide open and every light on in the house the way god intended. ☀️— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻 (@IsaacFitzgerald) October 18, 2018
the two brain cells i have left that still care for me telling me not to watch the haunting of hill house because i will piss the bed tonight while i continue watching the haunting of hill house pic.twitter.com/zXMW0xhEdA— lucy (@DONlEDARKO) October 19, 2018
I'm only 16 minutes into The Haunting of Hill House and I'm about ready to pee myself 😱— Scary Smillie (@natsmillie) October 13, 2018
Yo Netflix just did that shit where it automatically turns a show on. The Haunting of Hill House started playing and I was too stoned to turn it off. I'm not going to sleep for months.— Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) October 19, 2018
Man... the @haunting of hill house is so good. It makes me want to vomit, cry, and turn on all of the lights in the universe. Amazing storytelling. Incredible atmosphere.— Fright D. Eisenhower (@RadioWires) October 15, 2018
uh, Haunting of hill house is more than "sorta scary" and everyone who told me so is a traitor. I'll remember this, I've written it down— k austin collins (@melvillmatic) October 18, 2018
Just actually let piss out watching Haunting of Hill House hahahahaha proper put the jeepers creepers into me 😥😥— Macdaddy (@Nobcopter) October 18, 2018
Haunting of hill house is making me terror vomit in joyful confusion. So I love it.— SpookyLukey👻 (@RupaulFTompkins) October 13, 2018
the haunting of hill house just made me PISS MYSELF I CANNOT WTF— lil diabeetus (@Taylouuur) October 18, 2018
Watching the Haunting of Hill House, go to pee and the dogs are all acting weird staring at corners and I'm like great time to die I guess. pic.twitter.com/2rDmrhamld— VOTE NOV 6 says MATT MINER (@MattMinerXVX) October 18, 2018
i'm so tired and i wanna sleep but i'm too scared to close my eyes because i watch the first 4 eps of the haunting of hill house— kim ♡ (@gcfjjmin) October 19, 2018
Netflix itself is even poking fun at some of its more terrified viewers.
Sure, some of the reactions are being exaggerated for the likes, but you can check out the trailer below to see if you think you can handle watching the full series.