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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Critic Ratings: 80

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User Ratings: 665

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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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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

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 (80) | Top Critics (10)

"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…

There is a lot of explanatory talk, taking away the subtlety of Henry James's stories. Still, if a distracting, longwinded spooky story is what entertains you now, you've got that, right here.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

While you may go into watching Haunting of Bly Manor for the ghosts and potential horror aspect, the reality is that this is a beautiful, dark gothic story of love and loss.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The season does what Mike Flannagan and his team does best: takes a ghost story and seamlessly weaves a love story into it.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Even though it doesn't reach the heights of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor is still a grim and entertaining ghost tale with a talented cast, grat direction and flawless aesthetics.

Oct 17, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

By the end i was glad i stuck it out.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Trying to understand it all is like wading through thick, gloopy ectoplasm

Oct 14, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There certainly aren't any traditionally happy endings in The Haunting of Bly Manor. That said, as Flanagan wraps around to the season finale, he is keen to pull you back up.

Oct 14, 2020 | Rating: 9 | Full Review…

It's another creepy, stirring, yet meditative success.

Oct 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Haunting of Bly Manor: Miniseries

  • 16m ago
    Absolutely brilliant. No spoilers but this isn't a horror story it's a ---- story.
  • 2h ago
    Fantasticly written. Not a horror though... Although I think that was intentional...
  • 2h ago
    Horrific acting and not worth TRYING to hold out to see if it gets better. Torture and NOT SPLENDID!
  • 2h ago
    If you watch "The Haunting of Bly Manor" expecting a series as memorable as "The Haunting of Hill House," you can anticipate some disappointment. I don't think this is a bad series, but it is far from being as scary as some of the best horror I have personally seen. This is more of a drama series that has some horror elements sprinkled in. Honestly, this doesn't bother me, but what did bother me was how slow paced the series was and how convoluted it got near the end. The show has a general creepiness that kept me somewhat interested but there were many scenes that started to really drag for me. Overall, the series is unique and fine to watch one time, but as a whole I felt it could have been executed a lot better.
  • 6h ago
    This was not what I expected at all. Not a bad show, but it was not advertised as a love story developed within a haunted house... Also there are plot holes that are unanswered questions and it didn't live up to what the same crew accomplished on "The Haunting of Hill House."
  • 8h ago
    Amazing series, totally and utterly brilliant. Different from the haunting of hill house but equally wonderful
  • 8h ago
    Romance in a haunted house. You love to see it
  • 8h ago
    If this was not based on Henry James The turn of the skrew then it would have been a nice drama-suspense show. The Peter Quint character is the teddy bear version from the one in the novel: a terrible, grothesque and depraved man. This was the opportunity for Flannagan to present a modern version of the novel and explore more into the ghosts of Quint and Mrs. Jessel, instead placed a lady in the lake. It's a good show and great atmosphere.
  • 16h ago
    A masterpiece. Slower but deeper than Hill House. People are too impatient with it.
  • 16h ago
    Too slow and not scary enough to be called horror.

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