The Haunting of Bly Manor: Miniseries (2020)


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The Haunting of Bly Manor

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It may not be as scary as its predecessor, but with plenty of spooky tricks inside its haunted halls and a strong sense of heart, The Haunting of Bly Manor is another solid entry into Mike Flanagan's growing horrorography.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

A bright-eyed American au pair hopes to make a difference caring for two orphans in a grand English manor. Yet the feeling of dread is undeniable.

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After experiencing a harrowing scare, Dani tries to teach the children a lesson. Still, the kids have an unsettling way of getting under one's skin.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

Dani and Miles get an uncanny glimpse of the past. Peter Quint, Rebecca Jessel and their twisted history cast a long shadow.

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Racked with guilt, Dani is haunted by her own heartbreaking loss. Flora and Miles find ways to cope, and Bly's staff remember the dead over a bonfire.

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She's seen it all. The memories come flooding back for housekeeper Hannah Grose as she reflects on the living and dead trapped at Bly Manor.

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In denial and embroiled in his work, Henry Wingrave must reckon with himself. Dani reaches out to Jamie while Flora gets lost in the past.

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Miles and Flora are pulled into a ghostly game. Faced with the facts, Rebecca comes to an unhappy conclusion, and Hannah makes a shattering discovery.

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Bly's dark origins come to light. Once the iron-willed lady of the manor, Viola becomes consumed by a monstrous rage, ensnaring all souls around her.

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The dream is done, yet danger prevails. Hannah summons the courage to act. A fate worse than death threatens everyone at Bly. Who will pay the price?

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Critic Reviews for The Haunting of Bly Manor Miniseries

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (10)

Flanagan has brought a literary classic to life for an entire new audience with a vision uniquely his own.

Oct 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"Bly Manor" stands as an ambitious blend of genres and arrives at its ultimate point with proper gravity. It's not a great ghost story, it's not a great love story, but it's still haunting enough to hear out.

Oct 12, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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So no, Bly Manor isn't as chilling as Hill House, but it is ultimately a good deal more satisfying, and it whets the appetite for any future installments.

Oct 9, 2020 | Full Review…
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I'm all for patient storytelling, asking the audience to do a little work to get to the payoff. But "The Haunting of Bly Manor" takes that to extremes. Patience is a virtue. Here it's a chore.

Oct 6, 2020 | Full Review…

In its attempt to escape the shadow of Hill House, Bly Manor takes a misguided pivot into gothic soap opera, stranding its performers and fans in the process.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Mike Flanagan has managed to maintain the spirit of Hill House with a different approach and a new style. The season will not disappoint you but it's not better than Hill House. [Full review in Spanish]

Oct 4, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I expect we will be seeing the third entry in this franchise before long and I hope it is as distinct from the first two as Bly Manor is from Hill House. This is absolutely a ghost story but will redefine what we consider horror in the best way.

Oct 26, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Do not go into Bly Manor expecting the same haunted house thrill ride we got with Hill House...this tale is more a gorgeous and lyrical gothic tragedy, one that had tears streaming down my face by its heartbreaking final moments.

Oct 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Netflix spins Henry James' bibliography into a mournful web of gothic romance.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Should the Haunting series survive the Netflix two-and-done axe, the quality of Bly Manor makes a third instalment all the more wanted.

Oct 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While at face value this is a ghost story, it's really about relationships, love, and loss. Though a bit disjointed and not quite what I expected, the series offers a powerful and well-written story with phenomenal performances across the board.

Oct 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Classic lit becomes an elegant, spooky ghost story.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Bly Manor: Miniseries

  • 25m ago
    A love story, disguised as a horror story. All the while still providing the thrills that we have come to expect from The Haunting anthology series. Perfectly Splendid!
  • 12h ago
    What a disappointment. Expectations were very high after the haunting of hill house. But this was just a badly made soap. Where to begin. Why in all good gods would the producers take the exact same cast as hill house and use them in this series which is from the same franchise but have no storyline in common. It's just plane confusing. More so if all of a sudden they start speaking British.. Then we have so many parallel story lines which are just plain and have no substance. The dead boyfriend, the altereagos, they just don't contribute to the storyline. A housekeeper character that seems to be taken out of the Paris fashion week, a Gardner that looks like she has never in her entire life has even watered her house plants from IKEA (not to mentioned the ultra fake plants they have in an extreme close up). I won't even go down the road of the "perfectly splendid" thunderstorm of annoyment. I fell asleep in nearly all episodes, in comparison to the hill house, that just kept going under the skin and the last thing you wanted to do is to close your eyes. All in all disappointing, terrible.
  • 14h ago
    A huge disappointment after the excellent first season. This one wasn't scary, and being scary is the main point of a horror series. The child acting was also cringy.
  • 16h ago
    Its amazing to see horror genre blending itself to a puzzling mystery and as it unfolds with a little slow pace like old wine sipped with slow breath in you feel highly rewarded to experience such a massive creation. Everything is perfect in this show, the beginning, the mystery, the characters, the horror(which comes a little late), yet the best is saved at last... the ending.
  • 19h ago
    Barely comprehensible, unfulfilling, a chore to watch. The show seems almost proud of its confusing meandering nature as some kind of great artistic story telling device. Show was a waste of time.
  • 21h ago
    It's not scary but it is haunting. It took some time to get going but by the end I was hooked.
  • 1d ago
    Honestly, what a beautiful love story. This one was very dynamic. The first 4 or 5 episodes were good, but I was starting to think it wasn't nearly as good as the first series. Then things started to roll and never stopped. It got really confusing at times but all came together in the end. Creepy, scary, tragic and beautiful.
  • 1d ago
    dark (as in could not see half of the show beyond the close captions alot of the time), long winded and pointless
  • 2d ago
    It was in desperate need of a directors cut, it lost its way somewhat like the lady in the lake, forgetful, slow and with a rare scare that promises more then fades away again in the abyss.
  • 2d ago
    Very slow and boring. Love story not a horror story. And far from being representative of 1980's Britain. Bad casting and accents.

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