Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

Like its predecessor Haunting of Hill House, Bly Manor packs in the frights but mostly towards the end


Kaylyn Brittain, Veteran Reporter

The Haunting of Bly Manor is a new scary Halloween show that came to Netflix Oct.9. The show is very suspenseful and I loved watching it. 

It had characters that fit the roles perfectly, and this made it scary. Although I loved the show, it did take a long time for me to be able to get into it. It was very good towards the end, but the first few episodes were a little bit boring because they just had little scary parts: they weren’t scary throughout the whole episode. 

The show starts off with a girl who applies for a job as a nanny for a family that lives in a huge mansion known as Bly Manor. At first, the kids seem super-sweet and so do the other workers at the house, but as she stays there longer and longer, she starts to notice things that don’t add up and that seem a little bit paranormal. 

Bly Manor reminded me a lot of another show called Haunting of Hill House that came out on Netflix around the same time in 2018, and that show was very popular back then. 

The Haunting of Bly Manor goes in a lot of different directions, and if you do not pay attention, then you will get confused. It changes very fast, and I even got confused a couple times. The series has been one of my favorites in a long time, especially during Halloween. 

I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves suspenseful and scary things, and it is a great binge-worthy show to watch with your friends, and if your family likes the same types of shows as you, then your family too. 

If you don’t like scary things, then I don’t think this show is for you because it does get scary towards the end.