Play Now The Haunting of Hill House Season 1 Episode 5 “The Bent-Neck Lady”
Child Nell is tormented by an apparition she calls the Bent-Neck Lady, a ghostly figure with a broken neck standing at the foot of her bed while Nell is unable to move. Adult Nell sees a sleep technologist, Arthur, for sleep paralysis. The two immediately hit it off and eventually marry. During one sleep paralysis episode, Arthur suffers a sudden brain aneurysm and dies, while Nell sees the Bent-Neck Lady again. Nell begins to use her medication less and less, causing schisms with Theo and Steve. In her broken state, and convinced by her therapist that Hill House is “just a carcass in the woods”, Nell drives off to the house. She enters the house and encounters an idyllic scenario of her family and Arthur in a beautifully renovated mansion before finding herself at the top of a staircase, where she puts a noose around her neck whilst imagining it to be her mother’s locket, before she is pushed from the ledge by her mother, breaking her neck. As Nell dies, she sees herself fall and travel through the past revealing that she herself is the Bent-Neck Lady haunting her younger self, becoming a ghost of the house.
A dark specter with an unsettling silhouette has haunted Nell since she was a girl. Now “the Bent-Neck Lady” is back — and she’s calling Nell home.
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: 71 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.