In case it isn’t already apparent, I am pretty hyped for The Haunting of Bly Manor. The trailer released last week was good, and the deep dive we took into that trailer revealed what looks to be another effectively scary story from director Mike Flanagan.
Now posters have been released for each of the nine episodes, and each one comes with the episode’s title. Each title is that of a story by Henry James, whose classic horror story The Turning of the Screw inspires the main plot of the season. The season also reportedly borrows pieces from other stories by James, so consider each of these posters clues.
There are two major things to note here. First, there is both a The Two Faces Part 1 and a The Two Faces Part 2, but those episodes come with three episodes in between (being episodes three and seven, respectively). I am already wondering how many timelines this story will play out in, and now I am wondering what kinds of structural inventiveness it might use, too. Second, episode eight’s title is not actually there, so one can assume that the title gives away too much of the story. Being the penultimate episode it’s also a safe bet that some major revelations will happen there as well.
What do you all think? Are you excited for the series? Do you see any clues in these nine posters?
These were released via Twitter thread today, starting here: