Not Gritty Realism But Mike Flanagan’s Horror Ranks High on Quentin Tarantino’s List, Called It His “Favorite Netflix Series, with no competition”

The director also has other shows like The Queen’s Gambit on his coveted list.

Not Gritty Realism But Mike Flanagan’s Horror Ranks High on Quentin Tarantino’s List, Called It His “Favorite Netflix Series, with no competition”

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  • Director Quentin Tarantino has been an avid cinephile, who has been vocal about his opinions on films and TV.
  • The director had a complex and cynical view of streaming platforms.
  • However, he claimed that Mike Flanagan’s horror series The Haunting of Hill House was the best Netflix show.
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Director Quentin Tarantino is a film buff first and a filmmaker after. Stemming from his job as a video store clerk in his early years, his love for cinema and TV persists to this day. The legendary director is always vocal about his opinions on the current slate of releases.

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Tarantino revealed that despite having a love-hate relationship with streaming, his favorite Netflix series is director Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House. The horror series is one of the most popular Netflix originals on the platform and it seems to have a fan in the Pulp Fiction director.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Love For TV Shows

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Quentin Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino is a walking encyclopedia of classic films and TV shows. He is also one of the few directors who are constantly in touch with what is happening in the film world and has strong opinions on them. He once appreciated Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and labeled it as the second-best film of the 2010s.

Tarantino also includes multiple references to classic TV shows and films in his own movies. He has used the theme music of the Green Hornet in Kill Bill and has sneakily directed his own episode of the Western show Lancer in an elaborate sequence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The director once claimed that his favorite TV show ever was How I Met Your Mother. He said in an interview with MTV that he had watched every episode of the show since its airing and that it was the one show that he always kept watching. Tarantino also mentioned that he loves Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom and called it exciting. He has also directed a few episodes of classic shows like ER and CSI.

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Quentin Tarantino Lists Mike Flanagan’s Horror Show Among His Favorites

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Quentin Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino has been vocal about the state of current films and has spoken about his skepticism toward streaming. Talking to Deadline, the filmmaker spoke about how the highest-grossing films on streaming do not add anything to the cultural zeitgeist. He said,

“I mean, and I’m not picking on anybody, but apparently for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds has made $50 million on this movie and $50 million on that movie and $50 million on the next movie for them. I don’t know what any of those movies are…Well, good for him that he’s making so much money. But those movies don’t exist in the zeitgeist. It’s almost like they don’t even exist.”

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Cast of The Haunting at Hill House
Cast of The Haunting at Hill House

Despite his salty view of the medium, Tarantino still seems to catch the occasional web series and has claimed that he loves the shows The Haunting of Hill House and The Queen’s Gambit. 

Talking about Mike Flanagan’s horror anthology series, he said The Jerusalem Post, “My favorite series, with no competition, is The Haunting of Hill House.” Mike Flanagan reportedly just said, “Well, damn,” when he was made aware of Tarantino’s admiration for the horror aficionado’s series on X (formerly Twitter).

The show received unanimous praise upon its release and even received acclaim from horror writer Stephen King, who praised it for its revisionist take on the horror genre.

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Written by Nishanth A

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.