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PostPosted: 8:42am October 30, 2018 
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Caught the end of this Sunday. Ten-episode series loosely based on the 1959 Shirley Jackson book, which is a classic "haunted house" story.

Mostly liked it. The pilot was creepy, and then you had to sit through a few episodes of Netflix's standard, "who needs pacing when you auto-start every episode and people are lazy?" pacing. But midway through it genuinely scared me and stayed engaging and creepy and occasionally frightening to the end. I cared about the characters and needed to see how it ended.

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PostPosted: 9:28am October 30, 2018 
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Ditto. I liked all of the little things you catch in the backgrounds of scenes which are either super creepy, or have a payoff later. Episode 6 was my favorite of the series and does a great job of giving the viewer the "aha" moment needed to tie everything together and set up the rest of the episodes. I personally would have preferred a darker ending but the one they gave us wasn't bad.

Side note: that chick who plays Theo is in every horror movie. The only two good ones though are this one and "Hush". With a resume like that it's amazing we've never seen her boobies.

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nathaniel151 wrote:
Side note: that chick who plays Theo is in every horror movie. The only two good ones though are this one and "Hush".

I am a new fan. She's the wife of the series director, so I imagine that helped her keep her shirt on in that cold CGI house.

And you're right: I love the creepy background things that aren't even noticed by the characters. Like this one:
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EDIT: sh*t I missed a lot of them.

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Nice, I thought the PRF was just a bunch of scaredy cats. I've been meaning to check this out.

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PostPosted: 10:34am October 31, 2018 
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no, just me.

I'll post my Sabrina thoughts soon!

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I've watched 3 episodes and I can't catch any of these hidden fuckers. Looking at the hidden images after the episodes is frustrating, his tiny white face was peeking between the staircase way in the background?? That out of focus vaguely human shaped blob next to the coat rack was supposed to be a ghost?? Do I need a 100 inch 4K TV to see these things?

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PostPosted: 6:46pm October 31, 2018 
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Kevin wrote:
Do I need a 100 inch 4K TV to see these things?

Yes, and I can put that in writing if that would help with the Budgeting and Oversight Committee.

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PostPosted: 2:45pm November 2, 2018 
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Spoiler:
These two are really sh*tty parents.

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