I was a big fan of what this movie was trying to say. Free of artifice, it was scary because it resonates with anyone who has ever suffered in life. 12 Suicidal Teens had no love story, no kawaii subtext but the journey of these teens in one afternoon, could just as well be anyone’s journey.
Director Theodore Boborol and Firestarters Production really made an impact with ISKA. It involves audiences in an an emotional journey and makes them feel like helpless bystanders as a series of injustice is paraded in front of their eyes. The film was a challenge to the audience, indeed.
All in all, I have no doubt that The Haunting of Hill House has set a new bar for horror franchises for television with this 10-episode series. No cheap thrills for this one, but it gets viewers invested in the characters and makes them care what happens to these unfortunate souls after all they have been through. Its dark and sinister and its refreshing at the same time. Its weird to describe it like that but that’s that.