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Creator Of The Haunting Of House Hill Says Sequel Will Be Much Scarier

Creator Of The Haunting Of House Hill Says Sequel Will Be Much Scarier

People were understandably terrified when The Haunting of Hill House debuted on Netflix.

It focused on the Crain family, who move into the sprawling Hill House to renovate it. Little do they know it's haunted AF and what ensues is enough scares to spark a small heart attack.

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Well, if you thought it was scary then you best not watch the upcoming sequel.

The creator of the series Mike Flanagan says The Haunting of Bly Manor will scare the absolute bajesus out of you.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "It's scarier. It's a lot more frightening, just on a visceral level."

Great. Just great.

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The new series takes inspiration from Henry James's 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. It tells the tale of a governess who goes to Bly Manor to look after two recently orphaned children Miles and Flora.

It's not long before the governess starts to spot ghostly figures in the house and its grounds. Typical, eh?

When asked about how the project is coming along, Flanagan gave us some good news.

He said: "It's going great. We're about a third of the way through. It's such a treat to play in the world of Henry James.

"It's a whole different vibe from Shirley Jackson [who wrote the novel The Haunting of Hill House is adapted from]. Turn of the Screw is kind of the backbone of the season. But that's been adapted so many times, and so well, like in the case of the The Innocents and others.

"So, we were able to open up his entire library of ghost stories, stuff that's never been adapted, and build the whole season out with the entirety of Henry James' supernatural library. And that has been a real treat, because we really get to do things that I've never gotten to see before."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The second season is out next year, although an official date hasn't been announced yet, and will star Victoria Pedretti, who appeared as Nellie 'Nel' Crain in The Haunting of Hill House, as the governess Dani.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel will all be making a return for the second season, too - as brand new characters, of course.

And Jackson-Cohen, who played the grown-up Luke Crain in the first season, has teased that we'll be getting a 'very, very exciting story'.

So if you were hoping for a story that was going to be a little easier to stomach, then we're sad to tell you that you will not enjoy this sequel.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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