Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House- Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Adapted into a film, The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson, The Haunting of Hill Houseis a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.The Haunting of Hill Houseis coming to Netflix as a 10-episode limited series in October 2018!
Praise for Penguin Horror Classics: The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time. Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing "Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography." Dan Solomon, Fast Company"
Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was first published in the "New Yorker" in 1948. Her novels include "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," "The Sundial," and T"he Haunting of Hill House." Guillermo del Toro is a film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and designer. He is best known as the director of the Academy Award-winning film "Pan's Labyrinth" and the "Hellboy" franchise. His latest film, "Pacific Rim," premieres in the summer of 2013. He is also the foreword author to the Penguin Classics edition of "The White People and Other Weird Stories" by Arthur Machen.