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The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

If you enjoyed Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, you’re in for a treat with The Haunting of Bly Manor. This Gothic romance-influenced ghost story is based on Henry James’ stories The Turn of The Screw, The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes and The Jolly Corner. 

The Haunting of Bly Manor follows the lives (and possibly deaths) of the inhabitants of the stately mansion. Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) is a young American au pair hired to watch over the unusual young children — brother Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) and sister Flora (Amelie Smith) — who live at Bly. 

There’s also housekeeper Hannah Grose (T’Nia Miller), house chef Owen (Rahul Kohli) and gardener Jamie (Amelia Eve). A mystery surrounds the deaths of the children’s parents, as well as the previous governess Rebecca Jessel (Tahirah Sharif), who drowned in the nearby lake. And what about the mysterious Peter Quint (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) who keeps lurking in the shadows of Bly? 

The series is creepy more for its atmospheric setting than for the ghosts hidden around Bly. But the ending will undoubtedly haunt many viewers for days to come.

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