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

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 13.08.19

Show creator Mike Flanagan says that the second season of The Haunting of Hill House will be much scarier than the first.

Otherwise known as The Haunting of Bly Manor – because that’s what it’s called – the continuation from Hill Houseis hotly anticipated and is due to start filming next month.

Based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House was a huge success, coming out on Netflix last October and terrifying people all over the world.

It was frequently dubbed “the scariest TV ever” and though a few people in the comments may say “lol it wasn’t scary at all,” ignore them because they’re probably the kind of people who would eat a Starburst without taking the wrapper off.

I was sitting next to a chap watching it on his phone on my commute home some time late last year and he would not stop jumping. Get a new commute show. He didn’t even look like he was enjoying it; he was just scared.

Luckily for him, he had a big strong man next to him to keep him safe. To make sure he knew, I took out one of his headphones and sensually whispered into his ear “nothing’s going to hurt you“. It didn’t help at all, I think. He got awfully punchy.

The Haunting of Bly Manor will be based on the Henry James 1898 novel The Turning of the Screw, which Mike Flanagan has adapted into an anthology series, not dissimilar to American Horror Story.

But get this, despite how terrifying last the season was, this one’s going to be far worse.

In an interview with BirthMoviesDeath, Flanagan said:

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. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about season one, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. 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. I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it.


The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2020.

Probably October, since Twitter rebranded that month “Spooky Season”.

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