Bly Manor

If The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix gave you the creeps, director Mike Flanagan says you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. While he’s not exactly an impartial source on the matter, the filmmaker promises that the second season of the horror anthology show – The Haunting of Bly Manor – is going to be “much scarier” while not being restrained by the decisions made in season one. It’s already known that Bly House will be drawing on the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw for inspiration, but Flanagan also confirms that the season will be pulling from other Henry James ghost stories as well.  Read More »

Doctor Sleep Q&A

Mike Flanagan, the director of Oculus, Hush, Gerald’s Game, and The Haunting of Hill House, has crafted plenty of cinematic moments that have left audiences with their hearts pounding. But his upcoming film Doctor Sleep, which is both an adaptation of Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining and a continuation of the story told in Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 horror classic, gave Flanagan “the two most nerve-wracking moments of [his] entire career” – getting approval from both King himself and Kubrick’s estate.

That’s no small feat, considering King’s opinion about Kubrick’s movie, and in a Q&A in West Hollywood yesterday afternoon, Flanagan and his producer Trevor Macy talked about striking that balance, recreating some of Kubrick’s iconic visuals, and much more.

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doctor sleep trailer

Mike Flanagan, director of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, tackles a very different iconic ghost story with Doctor Sleep. Based on the novel by Stephen King (you may have heard of him), Doctor Sleep is the official sequel to The Shining, following a grown-up Danny Torrance dealing with a whole new set of supernatural problems, while also still grappling with his traumatic childhood. Our first look at the film is finally here, and it looks like fans won’t be disappointed. Watch the Doctor Sleep trailer below.

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hill house season 2 carla gugino

The Haunting of Hill House season 2, officially called The Haunting of Bly Manor, will tell an all-new tale of terror for Netflix audiences, adapting the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw. And while the characters from Hill House won’t be back, at least one of the actors might. Carla Gugino, who gave a memorable performance in Hill House and has worked with Hill House creator Mike Flanagan before, has hinted that she might return in an all-new role.

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haunting of hill house season 2 turn of the screw

Netflix wants to stay in the Mike Flanagan business, so they’ve decided to forge ahead with The Haunting of Hill House season 2. Rather than a traditional second season, though, the show is now being turned into an anthology series called The Haunting. The new season will feature a new tale of terror, and new characters. The Haunting teaser below invites you to try to guess just where this is taking place (hint: it involves a Henry James novel).

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Haunting of Hill House ending fan theory

Some people love coming up with fan theories after they take in a particular type of entertainment, but here’s one fan theory everyone is going to have to let go. Mike Flanagan, director of Netflix’s fantastic The Haunting of Hill House, is officially putting to bed a popular fan theory about the show’s ending. Read about the Haunting of Hill House ending fan theory below, and of course, beware of spoilers.

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doctor sleep cast jacob tremblay

Room‘s Jacob Tremblay is the latest addition to Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep cast. This marks a reunion for the two – Tremblay appeared in Flanagan’s horror film Before I Wake. The film is an adaptation of Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining, focusing on an adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor). Tremblay’s role is unknown at this time – could he be playing the younger Danny in flashbacks? Maybe!

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haunting of hill house long take episode

The most-talked-about episode of The Haunting of Hill House is episode 6, “Two Storms.” Director Mike Flanagan shot the episode to look as if it was done in series of lengthy takes, and the result is stunning. In a series of recent tweets, Flanagan broke down the complicated methods he employed to create one of the year’s most memorable hours of television. Read Flanagan’s explanation of the Haunting of Hill House long take episode below.

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Haunting of Hill House Hidden Ghosts

Mike Flanagan‘s wonderful Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House has plenty of ghosts front-and-center. But there are even more specters hidden in the background. Flanagan has confirmed that there are hidden ghosts in almost every single episode of the series, and now, a video put together by IMDb has managed to spot 43 of them. You could say these hiding ghosts were…busted. (I’m sorry). Watch the Haunting of Hill House hidden ghosts video below. If you have yet to see the show yet, beware of possible spoilers.

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haunting of hill house alternate ending

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House scared up good reviews and positive buzz, but an alternate ending director Mike Flanagan had in mind might have changed the way the show was received. The horror series ends on a surprisingly positive note (especially when compared to the bleak ending of Shirley Jackson’s source material), but at one point, the series would’ve concluded in a scary, and downright depressing way. Learn about the Haunting of Hill House alternate ending below…if you dare. Spoilers follow.

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