Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel are the super horror couple behind this Netflix series. They worked together on “Hush” and “Oculus” and they share a house in real life: they’re a couple. Together they have put together this tv series and I am so glad to have 9 more episodes to watch.
The last thing I saw by director Mike Flanagan was “Gerald’s Game.” It was quite good and the “wrists like gloves” parts were my least favorite and most favorite horrors. Flanagan has established himself as a horror master and he is proving that all over again in the pilot to this series.
It watches a lot like a Stephen King novel. You have the American trappings and tropes. Timothy Hutton shows up as the modern dad and Henry Thomas as well (remember Elliot from ET?). There are some truly great actors, including Kate Siegel. I will say that this first episode requires some patience but the payoff is worth anything you might mis-perceive as boredom. 9/10