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The Haunting of Bly Manor

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Is there any better way to end Spooktober than by watching them creepy creepies? That’s exactly what The dude with no name (he forgot to give himself a name for the episode lol) and I decided to do. The best part? We did at 1 am with the lights off. #FlexMuch

The show takes us through a spooky journey in a very apt setting. Most of the series is based in the rural countryside, which gives us the perfect opportunities to be jump scared in vast landscapes, an eerie mansion that echoes “heebie-jeebies” in its expansive corridors, and to top it all of us, weird-ass kids that give you the chills in your spine.

There’s just something off about them and you know it right from when you see them. The girl especially gave us super creepies with her ‘extra nice’ voice that seemed to be prepping you just before she scares the frick out of you.

The Haunting of Bly Manor” begins with the arrival of a plucky young American, Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) to a grand, definitely haunted-looking manor house in the British countryside, where she’s accepted a position as governess to two orphans, Flora (Amelie Bea Smith) and Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth). Since their parents died in a terrible accident and their drunk uncle is nowhere to be found, the only other people on the grounds are the help. There’s the absent-minded housekeeper Mrs. Grose (the excellent T’Nia Miller), kindly cook Owen (Rahul Kohli), and the earthy gardener Jamie (Amelia Eve), a rough-and-tumble sort intent on keeping to her rose bushes — until she meets Dani, that is.

What the both of us found especially interesting was that the plot was nicely laid out, though there was way too much info for the first episode. The only paranormal element that was evident seemed to be one that the protagonist was familiar with. More like a skeleton in her closet that she was trying to hide. That’s actually a first for me because in most horrors that I’ve seen, the creepies come in as a surprise element and the protagonist is taken aback by the shock. (I’m trying real hard to describe what I feel without giving away spoilers so yeah :D)

Both of us have really enjoyed recording this style of episodes for the podcast and it is a real treat to watch a series/film and candidly weigh in our reactions and thoughts. It really feels that despite the lockdown, we’re with you sheeples and it’s like we’re having these uber cool PJ sleepover scenes. Those sleepover memories from years ago are the best, aren’t they? :)


While the episode ended on a perfect build-up point to launch into the next one, it did make us super curious to watch the next one. For me at least this was the first time watching a horror-themed series. With movies, no matter how good they are, they are done when they’re done. But with a series, your horror sustains itself as the plot develops over countless hours of scares and adrenaline. Horror has always been our favorite genre and we hope to be able to have horror-themed pods more frequently, but it all pans out if you sheeples enjoy them too :)

That's all for now, I hope to see you Sheeples on the pod :)

Link to the pod - http://bit.ly/thesheeples-hbm

- Zee

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