I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
This second time through the story gave me a different perspective of it, but I don't think it's going to change my overall rating of 3 stars. It has some excellent moments, but it isn't the kind of ghost story I wanted it to be. In fact, this time around I came to the conclusion that(show spoiler)
Remaining squares on my Halloween Bingo card that this would work for:
Gothic: I think this counts? It's one of the top tags for it in Goodreads.
Terror in a Small Town: Technically it's terror just outside a small town. I know this takes place almost entirely in Hill House, but there's a certain creepy aspect to the nearby town as well.
Supernatural: It depends on what you think was going on at Hill House.
Ghost Stories: I have my opinion on this, but most of the characters believed that Hill House was haunted, so it fits.