THE Haunting Of Hill House will return for a second season, Netflix has confirmed.
After the terrifying remake blew away fans with its 10 episodes showing a dysfunctional family torn apart by an evil home, the next instalment is officially in the works.
The Haunting Of Hill House will return for a second season, Netflix has confirmed[/caption]
Expected next year, The Haunting Of Bly Manor will be unrelated to its predecessor but a teaser video hints it’ll be no less scary.
The programme’s official Twitter account shared: “A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where it takes place? Listen closely…”
It followed it with: “You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020.”
Bly Manor is the setting of James’ iconic gothic novella Turn Of The Screw, which tells the story of a governess who cares for two orphans which she soon suspects aren’t actually alive.
The pressure is on the second season to live up to expectations, with legendary horror writer Stephen King hailed the first “a work of genius”.
The 71-year-old author took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the terrifying series, saying: “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodelled by Mike Flanagan.
“I don’t usually care for this kind of revisionism, but this is great. Close to a work of genius, really. I think Shirley Jackson would approve, but who knows for sure.”
In his tweet Stephen references Shirley Jackson, the late author of the book the series is based on, which was published in 1959.
The new horror show received rave reviews after achieving a perfect 100 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
It was awarded the impressive rating by the popular American review website for film and television.
GQ branded it one of “one of the best shows of the year” and “one of the most truly chilling of all time”.
Forbes magazine also said: “The Haunting of Hill House is decent and very much strives for a more classical horror vibe relying less on gore and more on supernatural scares.”
Stephen’s comments came after fans claimed it was so scary they passed out.
Taking to Twitter, horrified fans expressed their feelings.
One wrote: “Can’t sleep. Watched too much of The Haunting of Hill House. Help me.”
And one even dramatically claimed the film gave them “a heart attack about 3 times today. I don’t think I can go to sleep at all.”
Others declared it: “The actual best I’ve seen, even if I can’t sleep after it.”
And another deemed it: “One of the most terrifying, nail biting, hide behind the couch, don’t even breathe, I’m going to pass out from fear things I have ever watched. In. My. Life.”
Starring Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Victoria Pedretti, the series was created by Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan.
In ten episodes, it focuses on the emotional trauma that the family endured when growing up in the haunted Hill House mansion.
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It’s not the first time the horror novel has had its story told on a screen.
In 1963, it was adapted in a film titled The Haunting, which was well-received by critics at the time.
It got the Hollywood treatment again in 1999, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Owen Wilson, but disappointed fans of the genre.
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