Some spoilers lurk below The Haunting of Hill House, so be careful.
The latest Netflix original horror TV series, Hill House Haunting, is easily one of the most polished genre entries on the small screen. The central abode is full of strange sights, complex relationships and moments of deep sorrow. Fortunately, the recent CinemaBlend interview with House on the hillThe young star of Paxton Singleton was neither strange nor full of pain.
Paxton Singleton, who plays young Steven, told me how big it is Hill House Haunting It was because of his flourishing career. The actor shared some fun and interesting experiences he had on the spooky set, and also has an idea of where the show should go with a potential season 2. However, we must first concentrate on the huge title mansion.
The Hill House set was a masterpiece
Through the ten episodes of Hill House HauntingNo human character could have had a greater impact on the psyche of the spectators than the imposing and expansive construction at its center. One might think it would be a fantastic sight to call his second home during filming, and according to Paxton Singleton, it was really amazing to work on it.
The real Hill House was amazing. In fact, you saw a mansion every day that you worked, because you had to go in and see all the new things that could have been added. And it was really great to see all the different sets. It was an absolute masterpiece. Of course, since it was a timeline difference from the 1990s to 2018, you know that you can see the completely different changes. Maybe even the light switches were different. You know, you could say a little just for the details you could see from the time difference.
With its seemingly infinite number of rooms, Hill House is not at all the type of dream home in which Olivia, of Carla Gugino, is determined to move. However, it tends to make its inhabitants feel trapped there forever. That he is a just policeman, since Hill House tends to cling to his most restless and disturbed spirits.
The one particular item that really sent shivers down Paxton Singleton's spine was the room full of statues that hid in the background of so many shots throughout the season. In fact, it was one of the few rooms where he could stay when he was devoid of camera teams and cast members.
Oh yeah. I remember the statues. I have to see a lot statues. That was one of the main ones. [areas] I could see that it was empty, but it seemed so real that you thought it looked like a real haunted house. . . . His eyes would catch it and say: Ohhh, my God. There is another statue, and it seems that it is watching me. I think he is moving. I do not know. & # 39; And then, suddenly, I may be right in front of the camera.
Several times during Hill House Haunting, I found my eyes quickly drawn to the bottom simply because you could see a statue in the shot. And each time, he was sure that the stationary object in question was moving all the time, just to prove he was wrong. Perhaps.
The jumps of the timeline were part of the filming process
After seeing all of Hill House HauntingWith its double set of central timelines, viewers may have suspected that the production was split in half, with the events of the 90s being filmed first, and then all the scenes of the current day being filmed will be followed. But according to Paxton Singleton, that was not how director Mike Flanagan set out to handle it. In the words of the actor:
Honestly, we came and went. There was not an exact time when you had to do everything. We did not do it in order.
From a work-based, practical perspective, you could assume that you shoot Hill House Haunting more sequentially it would have been a simpler way of approaching everything. However, "simpler" may not be what Mike Flanagan was looking for in this decision making. He may have been trying to keep the haunting air of confusion and delusions in the house within the cast members. That is definitely less harmful than some of the tactics that other directors have allegedly used.
According to Singleton, the large and constantly changing group divided production a little, at least in terms of what would be filming and where.
But it would be fun, because you would be in a set, and then your scene would end, and you could move the camera to the other set. Nobody would be in that set, and everyone would be in the other. Then you would see that one set was completely open and clear, and the other set was full of people.
As viewers know, there are many moments in all Hill House Haunting in which the camera is placed inside an empty room, focused on a particular door, an entrance or some other design piece. In fact, those quiet, action-free moments were often as successful in attracting fear as active supernatural sequences. Because really, we can never be sure that the room is absolutely empty, right? Not with Bent Neck Lady wandering.