Guilt, Grief, and Ghosts in The Haunting of Bly Manor


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An au pair looks into the mirror and sees fiery eyes peering back at her. 

A guilty man finds his malevolent double staring at him with an accusing grin. 

A worried housekeeper discovers inexplicable cracks in unusual places on the manor grounds. 

Frightening images such as these define the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor. Created by Mike Flanagan, Bly Manor loosely adapts a number of Henry James stories, particularly The Turn of the Screw. Victoria Pedretti plays Dani, an American in England hired by Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) to care for his nephew Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) and niece Flora (Amelie Bea Smith). Dani receives a warm welcome from her fellow staff members, including housekeeper Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller) and cook Owen (Rahul Kohli). But the appearance of phantoms reveals trouble on the idyllic estate.

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