Looks like Netflix is bringing back yet another familiar face for the continuation of one of their most popular series. Henry Thomas, who played the younger version of Crane family patriarch Hugh Crain in the streaming service’s critically-acclaimed show The Haunting of Hill House, will return on the next installment titled The Haunting of Bly Manor. This news, along with the addition of Kate Siegel (who played older sister Theodora Crain) earlier today, was officially announced by series creator Mike Flanagan via his Twitter account over the last two days (see below.)
According to a report on Deadline, The Haunting of Hill House actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen has landed the lead role in Universale/Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man. Jackson-Cohen joins an already impressive cast which consists of Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Sam Smith and Harriet Dyer.
Even though The Invisible Man will be distributed through Universal it will not be a part of their Dark Universe. Universal had hoped to shape a cinematic universe based on the beloved classic monsters but its initial entry The Mummy, which starred Tom Cruise stumbled out of the gate and crashed hard enough to wipe out the entire Dark Universe idea. Despite the film being the biggest global opening for Tom Cruise, Deadline estimated that the film lost the studio $95 million. read more
Director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy, the successful pair behind The Haunting of Hill House, are bringing a brand new horror series to Netfix entitled Midnight Mass.
According to an exclusive report by Deadline, “The seven-episode Midnight Mass follows an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events — and frightening omens — after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. Flanagan will direct and serve as an executive producer alongside Macy.” This deal was made possible due to “…the multi-year TV deal Netflix signed with the pair and their Intrepid Pictures earlier this year.” read more
It may be a new house and a new literary adaptation, but The Haunting of Hill House‘s Victoria Pedretti will return as the lead in the second entry in Netflix’s horror anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor in 2020.
Pedretti, the actor who portrayed the tragic Nell in The Haunting of Hill House, made the announcement official on twitter with the following video:
Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House was a smash hit when it debuted on Netflix last October, but the series featured a very conclusive ending. Fortunately, Flanagan’s distinctive style for the franchise will live on with the announcement that The Haunting will return in the form of an anthology series in 2020. The next season will focus on Henry James’ 1898 novella, The Turn of the Screw, and it will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor. Given the incredible popularity and the positive critical response to Flanagan’s modern adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, feverous anticipation and lofty expectations will surely swell as we get closer to Bly Manor‘s release date. read more
Between the tremendous successes of The Haunting of Hill House and Gerald’s Game, Netflix knows they’ve got a creative team for the ages in Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy. Writer/director Flanagan, and longtime collaborative producer Macy deserve all the praise they received this past fall when Hill House took off like a firecracker after years of excellent projects like Oculus and Hush, and today’s big announcement means that more quality horror content from their twisted minds will soon be streaming to a television near you! read more
With 2018 in the rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to discuss and analyze the top moments of the year for horror. HNN’s Christine, Larry and Sean discuss their feelings on the top movies of 2018 for the genre, along with what they feel are the breakout moments and highlights as well.
Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for this lively conversation, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more
On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Legendary Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2019. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2018. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow!
Deadline is reporting that Mckenna Grace, one of the young stars in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House will play a young Sabrina Spellman in the upcoming holiday episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina titled A Midwinter’s Tale. Back in September we passed along the news that Grace was also added to the Untitled Annabelle film which will be released on July 3, 2019. The horror flicks listed above only add to the actress’ solid horror resume which includes Amityville: The Awakening, The Bad Seed, Independence Day: Resurgence and 2015’s Frankenstein. read more
Between his eye for ornate detail, his unconventional and well-earned scares, and his penchant for character-driven storytelling, Mike Flanagan is easily one of the most important horror directors working today. So when he takes the time to detail his process, horror fans and aspiring auteurs better take notice! Lucky for us, he spent some time on Twitter this morning breaking down the incredible extended shots in Episode Six of The Haunting of Hill House!
There are tons of reasons to be impressed by The Haunting of Hill House, but one episode in particular takes place in a funeral parlor with very few cuts for an hour-long program. The circling camera is bound to evoke a feeling of dread and claustrophobia in even the most hardened viewer as the events and circumstances of the characters spiral out of control; and Flanagan’s knack for supernatural surprises means it’s never safe to rest one’s eyes until the credits roll. According to this morning’s revelations, the daunting extended scenes were a part of Flanagan’s initial pitch for the series. He then walks readers through the ins and outs of production, including a series of time codes within the episode for each of the five shots. read more