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Haunting Of Hill House Season 2 Will Be ‘Much Scarier Than Season One’

Late last year, Netflix was taken by storm by the incredible series The Haunting Of Hill House. The show followed the unfortunate Craine family, who inhabited the titular House in the children’s childhood, and it seems the terrors they experienced there could never quite be left behind.

It was a clever blend of supernatural horror and psychological torment, making it both a terrifying and a terrifyingly depressing viewing experience. The Haunting Of Hill House was an expert study in the nature of familial and inherited trauma – but with, like, monsters and stuff, too.

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The finale episode of season one was masterful and received critical praise and audience popularity. In spite of the fact it seemed to tie things up in a remarkably satisfying manner, many viewers were left hungry for more. And Netflix delivered, confirming a series two earlier this year.

The second series will be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, and seems set to appeal to true horror aficionados. It’s based on the classic novella by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw, regarded by some as the first horror story ever.

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Many of the classic tropes of horror movies started with James’s work, making it an ideal jumping-off point for a terrifying TV series. In fact, the story already inspired 1961 horror movie classic, The Innocents. With such excellent source material, hopes are already high for The Haunting of Bly Manor.

And if early signs are anything to go by, fans will not be disappointed. The director of the series, Mike Flanagan, has said, “I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it.” And although there’s the James novel as a basis, it’s very much its own thing. “We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal.”

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“That’s part of the DNA of The Haunting … for me – that old-school approach to the ghosts. In particular, we’re having an enormous amount of fun talking about how to take some of the ideas from season one about hidden ghosts and things like that, and find new gears for them this time. It’ll be the same type of story, and we’ll treat the ghosts very much the same way.”

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“For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary.”

The series is set to premiere sometime in 2020, and we already can’t wait!

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