BLY MANOR – Two years after The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor reunites the cast in this Netflix horror series.
[Mis à jour le 21 octobre 2020 à 17h36] The Haunting of Bly Manor is a series released on Netflix on October 9, 2020. It is derived from the anthology series “The Haunting”, considered an independent season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House (2018). The series is a free adaptation of Henry James’ short story The Turn of the Nut. But more broadly, this series flirting with horror questions universal themes, such as love and mourning, including several elements of the literary work of Henry James, rarely adapted on the small or big screen.
Synopsis – After The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor is the new opus of the anthology series “The Haunting”. This series is set in the 1980s, in England. After the death of an au pair, Henry Wingrave hires Dani, a young American with no experience, to take care of his nephews, Miles and Flora. But dark secrets lurk in the mansion where they live … and the dead can make their return.
Is The Haunting of Bly Manor a Hill House sequel?
Those who missed The Haunting of Hill House can easily immerse themselves in the world of Bly Manor: it is not a direct sequel to Hill House, since the plots are completely independent. However, we find the scary atmosphere, the creative team but also some actors of the cast of Hill House (Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti in particular). We can therefore watch The Haunting of Bly Manor without having seen The Haunting of Hill House, and vice versa. We speak in this case of anthological series, where the themes and the participants are the same, but the plots independent of the previous seasons.
Upon discovering the first images of The Haunting of Bly Manor, it’s hard not to note the kinship with The Haunting of Hill House: a mansion that seems haunted, children who see ghosts, a chilling vibe, and even faces familiar to fans of the first series. Find below the trailer of Bly Manor in French version.
In the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor, we find faces already seen in Hill House. Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the twins Nell and Luke Crain in the first series, are the main characters of Bly Manor, while Henry Thomas (Hugh Crain young) and Kate Siegel (Theodora Crain) are also returning. . But the cast is completed with new actors, like T’Nia Miller or Rahul Kohli. The complete cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor can be found below:
- Victoria Pedretti: Dani Clayton
- Oliver Jackson-Cohen: Peter Quint
- Henry Thomas: Henry Wingrave
- T’Nia Miller: Hannah Grose
- Rahul Kohli: Owen
- Tahira Sharif: Rebecca Jessel
- Benjamin Evan Ainsworth: Miles Wingrave
- Amelie Bea Smith: Flora Wingrave
- Amelia Eve: Jamie
- Kate siegel
- Catherine parker
A few days before the release, American critics had shared their opinions on The Haunting of Bly Manor. Overall, they are conquered by this fiction flirting with horror and drama. However, all are categorical: subscribers will not return to the level of horror of Hill House: “The Haunting of Bly Manor may not cause the same scare on your face as Hill House, mixed with the emotional depth, but we is really not far from it, ”concedes IGN. Empire hails an “ambitious re-reading” and a “solid supernatural narrative”. TV Guide warns, moreover: subscribers might be disappointed if they wait to find exactly the emotional and horrific power of Hill House, “not because the season is not convincing, but because it is completely. different”.
When the series was released in France, some media in France also shared their reviews of The Haunting of Bly Manor. And they agree with opinions from across the Channel: Bly Manor is less horrifying than Hill House, but also very upsetting and successful. Allociné believes that “the creator has lost none of his talent as a director and screenwriter”. Despite everything, these nine new episodes “still struggle to find the magnetic atmosphere of their predecessor”, with much less horror than Hill House, “a bias assumed, but which may frustrate fans of the horrific genre. ” For his part, …