Mike Flanagan’s next HAUNTING series would be THE HAUNTING OF HELL HOUSE

Mike Flanagan’S The Haunting of Hill House AND The Haunting of Bly Manor they were both incredibly well-made horror shows. The story, writing and character development were top notch and he actually had a plan for a third installment of the series for Netflix! He would develop a series adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 1971 novel Hell house.

Flanagan revealed this information in the forward he wrote for the press release of Suntup Editions’ limited edition Hell house, and also explained why this did not happen. He said:

“When I adapted Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House as a Netflix series, there was a lot of talk about continuing the Haunting anthology. We followed Hill House with The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on several ghost stories by Henry James. If there had been a third season, I would have wanted that season to be The Haunting of Hell House. It was actually the first title we explored when Hill House was finished, but there was talk about the rights and there didn’t seem to be a path forward.

Flanagan’s preface for the new version continues:

“I don’t know if there’s ever been a haunted house story as cinematic as Hell House. It is written by a man who thought visually, who had a flair for cinematic set pieces, audience expectations, and visceral emotion that eluded many of his literary predecessors. This is one of the reasons why I am legend [also by Richard Matheson] resonates so deeply, and Stephen King is right when he says, “Without his I Am Legend, there would have been no Night of the Living Dead.” Without Hell House, I would say there would be no Poltergeist, no The Conjuring, no Insidious.”

It’s a shame Flanagan couldn’t develop his Hell House infestation series. I have no doubt it would have been another incredible show. Regardless, she kept going Midnight snack AND The Fall of House Usherboth were amazingly great shows!

Hell house is a chilling and suspenseful horror novel that revolves around a haunted mansion known as Belasco House. Dr. Lionel Barrett, a physicist, is hired to investigate and dispel the supernatural events within the mansion. Together with his wife, a spiritual medium, and a young psychic, Barrett embarks on a terrifying journey to unravel the mysteries of Hell House.

As they delve into the house’s malevolent history and confront its sinister manifestations, the characters face psychological and supernatural terrors that test the limits of their sanity. It is a gripping horror story, which explores the thin line between the physical and the metaphysical.

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by Joey Paur
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