Review: Barbara Hershey embraces paranoia horror in ‘The Manor’

Barbara Hershey in “The Manor”: What’s happening at the cozy-looking old folks’ home? Photo: Amazon Studios Sometimes modest horrors work best: no completely bonkers final act, no CGI overdose. Just a lean story with strong performances and some timeless themes, the kind of combination that made “The Twilight Zone” a venerable TV institution. “The Manor” … Read more

New ‘Welcome To The Blumhouse’ film ‘The Manor’ explores nursing home horrors

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Thanks in large part to the success of “Black Mirror,” we’re living in a postmodern state of the horror genre where storytellers and audiences require plenty of metaphoric tricks along with scary treats. Falling into that category this Halloween season is the newly released second installment of “Welcome To The Blumhouse.” A … Read more

“In ‘The Curse of Bly Manor’ you couldn’t do ‘The Curse of Hill House 2’ and reuse the same ideas or tricks.” Oliver Jackson-Cohen

There are still a few days until Netflix releases ‘The Curse of Bly Manor’, the second installment of the terrifying anthology started by ‘The Curse of Hill House’, the next October 9, but in Espinof we have already had the opportunity to chat with several of its protagonists (Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia … Read more

‘Honor, respect, celebrate’: Manor partners with archaeologists and native people

Shane Weeks, of the Shinnecock Nation, during a ceremony Sept. 24 at the Afro-Indigenous Burial Ground at Sylvester Manor. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy) The strong clear voice rose and fell in the clearing under tall white pine trees, a hand-held drum keeping time. The song, sung in a lilting Shinnecock dialect of Algonquin by Shane Weeks, … Read more

All the actors who repeat with Mike Flanagan after ‘The Curse of Hill House’ and ‘Bly Manor’

What will we find at ‘Midnight Mass’? ‘Midnight Mass’ is a story set on Crockett Island, a small isolated island community where disagreements intensify with the return of a disgraced young man, Riley (Zach Gilford), and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater ). His appearance on the island coincides with inexplicable and apparently … Read more

No more haunted houses on Netflix after Hill House and Bly Manor

Haunted house stories are over on Netflix. After brand new The curse of Hill House and The curse of Bly Manor On the platform, the creator Mike Flanagan has reported on social networks that he has no plans to premiere a new series on the same theme. If anyone was expecting another quality Halloween event, … Read more

Sophie Santos on the power of the personal essay and crying through The Haunting of Bly Manor

Sophie santos Amazon Publishing ‘The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I’ve Had),’ by Sophie Santos Tears aren’t the average reaction to The Haunting of Bly Manor, but Sophie Santos isn’t your average comedian. The New Yorker has written for series like Nikki Glaser’s Blind Date, currently hosts the satirical comedy show The … Read more

Four Trailers and Posters for Amazon’s Welcome to the Blumhouse with Bingo Hell, Black As Night, Madres, and The Manor

Welcome to the Blumhouse Last year, Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television shook the streaming service with its original horror film series collection with The Lie, Black Box, Evil Eye, and Nocturne. For this October, they plan to release the second installment of films for Welcome to the Blumhouse with Bingo Hell, Black as Night, Mothers, … Read more