The Haunting of Bly Manor: 8 Things to Look For on Your Rewatch


It’s been nearly a week since The Haunting of Bly Manor premiered on Netflix: Wouldn’t it be a perfectly splendid time to make a trip back to that great, good place?

Like The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Henry James The Turn of the Screw (and a few other works) was made for repeated viewing. The subtle call-outs! The blink-and-you-miss-them visual hints! And, as Hill House taught us, the ghosts! THE GHOSTS!

So now that you’ve experienced the woeful love story from the eerie premiere to the heartbreaking finale, it’s time to get drawn back into Viola’s gravity well again.

The list below is made up of eight moments — in no particular order — we think you might want to give a second look during your inevitable rewatch. But beware: Our selections cover all nine episodes of the anthology’s second season, so here there be spoilers.

So scroll through the selections below, and when you’re done, hit the comments with the little Bly Manor bits that you picked up on during your second (or 22nd) viewing. Because if you take nothing else away from the gothic ghost story, know this: When it comes to wringing every little ounce of pop culture goodness outta a show like Bly Manor, it’s you, it’s me, it’s us.