by Kaley Ingenito
Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is, in a word, unsettling.
It’s the story of a very old house (on, you guessed it- a hill) and the motley crew who decides to investigate the odd happenings that are rumored to go on there.
Our story begins with Dr. John Montague, who has a fascination with the paranormal, assembling a team of people who have proven themselves to be more or less perceptive to the supernatural. They arrive at the house and almost immediately discover the oddities of the house, as Ms. Jackson leads her readers through a careful exploration of the fine line between terror and horror.