I am such a fan of Shirley Jackson’s book The Haunting of Hill House, it’s required reading for any self-respecting horror fan. So when I heard that when a TV show adaptation was happening, I was excited. Until I saw that it wasn’t an adaptation it was a remake, a complete re-imagining of the original book. I resentfully watched the show and in what must have been 20 minutes, I was hooked. There were so many easter eggs for fans of the original 1959 movie and the book, that I was satisfied the filmmakers cared for Jackson’s vision and weren’t trying to disrespect her.
By episode 6, I was so invested in the show and the characters, but also the filmmaking which was so much more in-depth than most tv shows. The movement backward and forward in time in a narrative sense is hard to do, nonetheless with child actors. See the video below for how the cinematographers and filmmakers pulled it off.

You may think that Netflix has the market cornered on cautionary tales about modern-day technology with Black Mirror, but you’d be wrong. The stories from Charlie Brooker & Co. are bleak and unsettling, which means there’s room for a more lighthearted version of a sci-fi anthology series.

Enter Weird City, an upcoming YouTube Premiere show from Key & Peele writers Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders. Set in a futuristic city named “Weird,” the comedic series packs a wallop of a cast: Mark Hamill, Michael Cera, Sara Gilbert, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rosario Dawson, Laverne Cox, Steven Yeun, Auli’i Cravalho, Ed O’Neill, Awkwafina, Dylan O’Brien, Hannah Simone, and LeVar Burton.

Here’s the trailer: