SFX

THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR

UK/US Streaming on Netflix now

Creator Mike Flanagan

Cast Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, Rahul Kohli

EPISODES 1.01-1.09

latest reinvention of a classic of horror literature has a broader remit than, as the opening credit “based on the work of Henry James” makes clear. It retains the essence of his 1898 novella, with two young children possessed by the spirits of a former governess/au pair and her lover (unlike in the story, there is no ambiguity on this point). But in episode eight the series also tackles James’s story “The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes”.

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