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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’: How a Retelling of a Classic Can Champion Diversity

Henry James is a popular storyteller to adapt, with numerous versions of his works presented in practically every medium known to man. Much of this is to say: “Do we really need another adaptation of ‘Turn of the Screw’?” The answer is, yes, especially as it’s laid out in Mike Flanagan’s new Netflix series “The […]

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Trailer: ‘The Turn of the Screw’ Joins Netflix’s ‘Haunting’ Horror Anthology

What is it about Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw? The Gothic ghost story has been the subject of not one, but two adaptations in the past year, first with Floria Sigismondi’s horror film The Turning and now with the upcoming Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor, the follow-up season […]

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Trailer Reveals One Effed Up Childhood

In 2018, horror maestro Mike Flanagan obliterated all of our brains and guts with The Haunting of Hill House, a Netflix limited series based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name. The show was terrifying, emotional, and completely wrapped up the saga of the Crain family. So how do you do a Season 2? […]

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Release Date Trailer Will Leave You Thoroughly Spooked

Netflix welcomes you to The Haunting of Bly Manor with a downright spooky first teaser trailer. Bly Manor is the follow-up season to The Haunting of Hill House, with returning director Mike Flanagan adapting a new work of horror-tinged drama — Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw” — and sourcing some Hill House […]

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ First Trailer: Netflix’s ‘Hill House’ Sequel Aims to Terrify This October

Creepy dolls and floating bodies abound in the first trailer for Netflix’s “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” the streaming giant’s highly anticipated sequel series to 2018’s word-of-mouth sensation “The Haunting of Hill House.” “Hill House” showrunner and director Mike Flanagan is back for a second go around after helming Warner Bros.’ “Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep.” […]

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Director Floria Sigismondi Reveals the Hidden Meaning of ‘The Turning’

Henry James’ seminal novella, The Turn of the Screw, has been adapted countless times since its initial publication in 1898. The novella’s ambiguity lends itself to multiple interpretations – be it for stage, television, or film (perhaps most notably in 1961’s The Innocents). It’s a deceptively simple story – a governess, tasked to care for […]

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Box Office: ‘The Gentlemen’ Opens With $725,000 on Thursday Night

STX’s Matthew McConaughey crime comedy “The Gentlemen” has opened with a moderate $725,000 at 1,885 North American locations on Thursday night.Horror thriller “The Turning” launched with $425,000 at 2,200 sites on Thursday night. The movie, based on Henry James’ 1898 novella “The Turn of the Screw,” stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince.Neither new […]

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Film Review: ‘The Turning’

Director Floria Sigismondi’s “The Turning” is like the alt-rock cousin of author Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw.” From its grunge-infused soundtrack and period setting to its fiery feminist overtones, this is an ambitious contemporary take on the iconic, claustrophobic thriller. Concerning two young orphans who psychologically torment their caretaker in a spooky, […]

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Here Are 15 of the Best Horror Films Directed by Women

On January 24, 2020, director Floria Sigismondi unleashes The Turning, a handsome-looking horror film starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), from executive producer Steven friggin’ Spielberg. Based on initial footage, the film, adapted from Henry James’ influential 1898 short story “The Turn of the Screw,” boasts eerie atmosphere, […]

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Adapt More Than Just ‘The Turn of the Screw’

The Haunting of Bly Manor, the second season of The Haunting of Hill House, is taking its main inspiration from Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. But according to creator Mike Flanagan, Screw will be just one of several Henry James ghost stories Bly Manor will draw from. In fact, Flanagan says that Turn […]

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