The ghosts in Jackson’s novels were written to be interpreted as manifestations of the protagonist’s troubled psyche, but the Netflix series openly featured ghosts, along with depictions of the haunting characters’ anxiety. what they look like. It’s psychological, but also very real, and the series does a great job of analyzing the relationship between the paranormal and what’s going on in your head. Mike Flanagan wasn’t convinced that the book could fit in the 10-hour format, and he wasn’t interested in trying to modernize a story that Robert Wise had faithfully re-enacted in the 1963 film adaptation. mine.
Talk to Den Of Geeks, Flanagan recounted how he initially wanted to turn down Amblin Partners when they contacted him about the project. He’s been familiar with the book since he was a kid and doesn’t think a TV adaptation is the right way to go:
“My first answer was that you can’t do it. It didn’t fit the ten-hour format. My second answer was that Robert Wise did it perfectly. I don’t necessarily think that’s it. is there any benefit in trying to imitate Robert Wise.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/1007311/mike-flanagan-initially-thought-the-haunting-of-hill-house-would-be-impossible-to-adapt/ Mike Flanagan initially thought that the haunting of the house on the hill wouldn’t be adaptable