The Haunting of Hill House, a Netflix horror series, has been praised for having one of the best jump scares of all time.
The series, which originally premiered a few years ago, continues to be talked about for its ability to terrify audiences.
The show follows a fractured family as they return to their home and confront their haunted past, with Victoria Pedretti playing the role of Nell, one of the five children of Hugh and Olivia Crain, who meets a tragic end.
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The series starts off with a bang, inciting fear among viewers almost as soon as they hit play on Netflix.
However, it continues to build to what many consider to be the climax in the eighth episode.
The scene in question takes place when two of the siblings, Shirley and Theo, are driving along in a car at night while bickering and trying to get to their brother Luke.
The pair think they are alone in the dark car, but suddenly the ghost of Nell bursts between the seats and screams at her sisters, causing Theo to crash and viewers across the globe to jump out of their seats.
Many viewers have praised the way the scare came out of nowhere, with one 41-year-old viewer admitting it made them “scream out loud.”
They went on to say, “The thing about jump scares is most of the time you can tell around when it’s gonna happen so you can brace yourself. This gave no hint and it got me so bad I screamed and turned a little away while throwing up my arms in front of my face.”
Another viewer agreed it was a top-notch scare, writing, “The car jump scare in Haunting of Hill House I would vote is still one of the best jump scares ever.”
The success of the series prompted Netflix to follow it up with The Haunting of Bly Manor, in which Pedretti returned to play a new character, a nanny for a different – but equally haunted – family.
The series has left a lasting impression on audiences and is considered a masterclass in how to create a truly terrifying horror experience. The jump scare in question is one that will be remembered for years to come and solidifies the series as a must-watch for any horror fan.
The horror series has stood the test of time, with its jump scare in the eighth episode being considered one of the best of all time.
It has left a lasting impression on audiences and solidifies itself as a must-watch for any horror fan. With the success of the series, it’s no surprise that Netflix followed it up with a new instalment, The Haunting of Bly Manor, which continues to be praised for its horror elements.
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