'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' Creator Mike Flanagan Teases More Hidden Ghosts

'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' Creator Mike Flanagan Teases More Hidden Ghosts

The director of 'Haunting Of The Hill House' Mike Flanagan, is now working on the second season 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor.'

Its been a while since the horror lovers have got something that not just gives the jumpscares at the right time but a gripping storyline that will keep them engaged for a long time.  Netflix's 'The Haunting Of The Hill House' that came out in October 2018, quickly became the most happening discussion among horror lovers thanks to its tremendous success and dare-to-watch content. 

Now, according to ComicBook, the director of the series Mike Flanagan, is going to make 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' which is said to have the similar kind of theme with a hidden unknown ghost which was there in 'The Haunting Of The Hill House' that had kept the viewers hooked to the screen from the first episode itself.



Recently, a fan had posted on Twitter writing, "I know that [The Haunting of Bly Manor] won't be directly connected to [The Haunting of Hill House] and that makes total sense, but I would really love it if [Mike Flanagan] snuck in some hidden ghost cameos from Season 1. It would be the best treat for the fans."

Interestingly to this, Flanagan himself responded, "We are already discussing how to up our hidden ghost game."



Not much has been revealed about the plans for the new season but the director has definitely decided to continue the tradition of letting the viewers find the ghosts. In follow-up comments, some users joked that the ghosts should show up in other Netflix originals, with Flanagan giving it a thumbs up by saying, "This has to happen." Others even encouraged Flanagan to use "real" ghosts, which the director agreed on and said, "On it." 



According to Screen Rant, the second season of the series is called 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' because it is based on Henry James' ghost story 'The Turn Of  The Screw.' The first season was based on Shirley Jackson's novel 'The Haunting of Hill House'. This reveals that every season of the series is going to be based on various horror stories from various authors. The new season will take place at the Bly Mansion, which is the setting for the psychological horror novel 'The Turn of the Screw'. 



In the book, the sinister tale takes place in an old country mansion where two young orphans are being raised by a young governess, who is also the narrator of the story. The new series is set to release in 2020 on Netflix, and it does sound like it is going to give us a good scare just like the first season of the series.

The first season of the series took Jackson's story as an inspiration to built Crain's family. The storyline of the first season made the audience explore two timelines, beginning with the events of the past and then how it has affected the family and then the present situation.



The first part of season one shows the family moving into a massive estranged bungalow, where they begin witnessing paranormal activity. Things get worse when the haunting in the house starts affecting the family psychologically leading to the death of the mother of the five children Olivia Crain. The second half of the season shows how the siblings in the present, all grown up and are being haunted by their past after what had happened in that house. 



While most of them try to ignore it, others get curious to find out the truth about what really happened. They eventually return to the same house to seek the answers to the questions that have been haunting them for years. The series had a lot of jump scares and some terrifying scenes that will definitely haunt you when you're going to sleep at night. The whole build-up of the season was loved by the viewers but the ending was a bit confusing.



Talking about the ending of the series Flanagan told The Hollywood Reporter,  "A lot of it is a shared experience we all connected within the room. It's really hard to resolve horror; it's hard to end stories like this. We had been through so much in the course of writing it. Each of us had dug so deep into our own families and stories to try to inform the show that we all craved a moment of peace at the end," he said.



The director further spoke about how he had actually thought of a very brutal ending but changed his mind because of the emotional connection he had with the characters, he just wanted them to be happy.

"We toyed with the idea for a little while that over that monologue, over the image of the family together, we would put the Red Room window in the background. For a while, that was the plan. Maybe they never really got out of that room. The night before it came time to shoot it, I sat up in bed, and I felt guilty about it. I felt like it was cruel. That surprised me," said Flanagan. 



"I'd come to love the characters so much that I wanted them to be happy. I came into work and said, 'I don't want to put the window up. I think it’s mean and unfair.' Once that gear had kicked in, I wanted to learn as far in that direction as possible. We've been on this journey for 10 hours; a few minutes of hope was important to me, " he added.

The series got an amazing response from the audience and the critics. It became the trending buzz for quite sometime after its release.


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