Gendered Trauma in The Haunting of Hill House

By Taylor Hunsberger

The 2018 Netflix adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House centers around the Crain children traumatized by their childhood and the loss of their mother while growing up in a haunted house. When the youngest of the Crain children, Nell, returns to Hill House, she suffers the same fate as their mother, and the rest of the family is forced to…