Play Now The Haunting of Hill House Season 1 Episode 2 “Open Casket”
In childhood flashbacks at Hill House, Shirley encounters a box of kittens located in a hut nearby the mansion, and manages to convince her parents to let her take them inside the house. However, the kittens all end up dying, which deeply affects and disturbs Shirley, who obsesses over why she couldn’t fix them. Some time after she and her family have left Hill House, a funeral is held for Olivia and an initially distraught Shirley is surprised and in awe that the mortician was able to “fix” her mother. As an adult, Shirley is now a mortician who owns a funeral business alongside her husband, Kevin, and rents a guest house to Theo, who is now a child therapist. Shirley soon gets a call from Steven, who informs her of Nell’s death. Distraught and shaken, she requests that Nell’s corpse be brought to her and she embalms her sister herself. However, after completing the embalming, Shirley suffers a scare when she encounters a ghost from her past.
A devastating family tragedy stirs memories of traumatic losses, reminding Shirley of her first brush with death — and awakening long-dormant fears.
Creators: Mike Flanagan
Director: Mike Flanagan
Star Cast: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Julian Hilliard, Violet McGraw, Timothy Hutton, Anthony Ruivivar, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Olive Elise Abercrombie
Producer (s): Dan Kaplow
Cinematographer: Michael Fimognari
Music: The Newton Brothers
Production House: FlanaganFilm, Amblin Television, Paramount Television
Original network / Official Sites: ViacomCBS Domestic, Media Networks, CBS Television Distribution, Netflix Streaming Services
Release Year: 12 October 2018
Runtime: 52 min
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, TV Mini-Series
Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.