Revisiting the Ghosts of Bly Manor

I missed that Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, Gerald’s Game) is adapting Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw for Netflix. James’ novella was previously the source for The Innocents, my favorite horror movie of all time. Writing for Birth.Movies.Death, Emily Sears considers the movie’s atmospheric approach to the supernatural and psychological aspects of its storyline: “As in James’s ghost story, the horrors seen in The Innocents are less frightening than those it awakens in our imagination.”

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