The Haunting of Hill House season 2 is set to be "much scarier" than the first

TV Shows 16/08/2019

Season one of 'The Haunting of Hill House' was super well-received, scoring 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and even horror master Stephen King himself calling it a "work of genius":

The show was based off Shirley Jackson's legendary 1959 novel of the same name, with Mike Flanagan altering it into the Netflix hit. 

So how can a second season match the same success? Well season two will take the form of 'The Haunting of Bly Manor', based on Henry James' 1898 novella 'The Turn of the Screw' and Flanagan reckons it’s "going to be unbelievably scary".

"We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about season one, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time," said Flanagan.

"For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it."

The look of the show will remain in the old school vibes, which made the first season that extra bit scarier.

"That’s part of the DNA of The Haunting for me—that old-school approach to the ghosts. In particular, we’re having an enormous amount of fun talking about how to take some of the ideas from season one about hidden ghosts and things like that, and find new gears for them this time. It’ll be the same type of story, and we’ll treat the ghosts very much the same way,"

We're pretty buzzing for this one, but unfortunately season two won't be hitting Netflix until next year. So check out season one in the meantime if you haven't already.