Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House

Mike Flanagan has directed many a horror film and even has a successful Stephen King feature film adaptation under his belt. But it was his work with the Netflix anthology horror series The Haunting of Hill House that helped prepare him best for Doctor Sleep.

The first season of the 10-episode anthology series was Flanagan’s first major foray into scripted television, and presented all manner of obstacles for the filmmaker. /Film visited the set of Doctor Sleep, and learned from Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy how The Haunting of Hill House played an influence on how they approached the upcoming The Shining sequel.

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bly manor cast kate siegel

Mike Flanagan, I’m on to you. Just go ahead and announce everyone from The Haunting of Hill House is coming back for The Haunting of Bly Manor. It’s what the people want! For now, we’ll have to make do with two more main Hill House actors joining the Bly Manor cast: Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel. They join Hill House alumni Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti.

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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 »

hill house season 2 cast oliver jackson-cohen

Yet another Haunting of Hill House actor is coming back for The Haunting of Bly ManorOliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled Luke in Hill House, will join fellow Hill House alum Victoria Pedretti in the second season of Netflix’s anthology series from Mike Flanagan. At this point, Flanagan should just go ahead and give the people what they want: the entire Hill House cast back in new roles.

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hill house season 2 cast

The Haunting of Hill House season 2, The Haunting of Bly Manor, will have at least one familiar face. Victoria Pedretti, who broke out in a big way in the first season as Nell, has landed the lead role in the second season of Netflix’s anthology series. Whereas Hill House drew on Shirley Jackson’s iconic haunted house novel, Bly Manor is adapting Henry James’s Turn of the Screw.

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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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The Haunting of Big Momma's House

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, some lucky fans partake in a Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screening event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, real architecture experts weigh on in iconic and memorable buildings from movies, and trailer mash-up of The Haunting on Hill House gives Martin Lawrence a big scare in The Haunting of Big Momma’s House. Read More »

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David, Devindra, Lindsey, and Britt talk about Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Haunting of Hill House. David gets more “screenlife” with Unfriended: Dark Web. The cast (sans David) stay on to discuss Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, a rebirth of Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian horror. Stay tuned for the after dark on AMC Stubs A-List’s recent price hike.

Read Britt Hayes’s writing on the theme of inherited trauma in this year’s horror films, as well as her psychoanalysis of Guadagnino and his connection with the original cult classic.

Be sure to check out David’s new podcast, Write Along.

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