The Haunting of Bly Manor is another brilliant horror series created by Mike Flanagan for Netflix. The series is a follow-up to Flanagan’s other hit Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House because many cast members return for the series but the story in Bly Manor is completely different and completely genius. The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw written by Henry James. There are many scary moments in the series but that’s not what the series is about its about human nature and love. Bly Manor completed its story in a single so there is no chance for a second you should see these other shows that are quite like The Haunting of Bly Manor.
The Enfield Haunting (Prime Video & Vix)
Synopsis: Starring an award-winning cast and crew comes a three-part series based upon the real events that occurred in that ordinary house in Enfield in 1977. Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book This House is Haunted and drawing on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements of the time, the show brings to life the phenomenon that remains to this day the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history.
Synopsis: Haunted-house chiller mini-series based on an original teleplay by Stephen King. Steeped in legend, ‘Rose Red’ is a beautiful but decrepit mansion that never appears to be completed, and appears to change its shape and structure at will. Professor Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) decides to find out once and for all whether the notorious buiding really is haunted, and invites six people – each with a distinct paranormal skill – to join her on a psychic field trip to reawaken the estate’s supposedly dormant supernatural powers. Once there, the team’s efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer (Julia Campbell), and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there…
Lovecraft Country (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Lovecraft Country, based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Freeman as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
Synopsis: The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous hauntedhouse in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts… some which lurk in their minds… and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.
Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Synopsis: From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?
The Leftovers (HBO Max)
Synopsis: This enthralling drama series focuses on a suburban town of people whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed The Departure, during which, as in the rapture described in the bible, some humans were taken and others left behind. Three years after the fateful October day when 140 million people — two percent of the world’s population — disappeared without a trace, the denizens of the town of Mapleton struggle to comprehend and cope. Seen primarily through the eyes of beleaguered police chief Kevin Garvey, the series shows how ordinary folks react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, revealing how the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn people’s faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cultlike fanaticism. Created by Damon Lindelof, Emmy Award winner for Lost, and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta.
Penny Dreadful (Paramount+)
Synopsis: Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts.
Synopsis: Dark is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. The series is created by award-winning showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, who previously received critical acclaim for their movie Who am I (2014).
The Twilight Zone (Paramount+)
Synopsis: The Twilight Zone was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show’s 150-plus episode run. It’s a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
Bates Motel (Peacock)
Synopsis: From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights and Parenthood), Bates Motel delves into the sadistic and twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma. A prelude to the classic horror film Psycho, the series takes a contemporary glimpse into Norman’s formative years and reveals how he became one of the most infamous murderers of all time.