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Juliette V.

'The Haunting of Hill House' Renewed for Season 2: What to Expect

Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” has been renewed for another season. Instead of a sequel to the first season, the series will become an anthology, meaning season two will feature a new cast, new characters and a new haunted location. On Twitter, Netflix revealed the next installment of the show will be called “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” based on the 1898 horror novella by Henry James entitled “Turn of the Screw.” Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, who created season one of the series, will direct and produce the newest installment. You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019 Last year, “The Haunting of Hill House” was generally well-received in the mental health community. As Mighty contributor Chelsea Lutz-Boslett put it in her article, “Why ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Is a Perfect Portrayal of Mental Illness“: After finishing the show, I was left with so many emotions. One emotion I didn’t expect going in was feeling happy that a show portrayed mental health in the light it deserves. It wasn’t pretty and it didn’t show a simple medication or a therapy session somehow making it go away. It showed that these illnesses can stay with you for years, or even your whole life. The actors did a fantastic job. I hope more people will watch this show because it deserves more recognition for the honest and haunting portrayal of mental illness. Though many applauded the show’s portrayal of mental illness, addiction and sleep paralysis overall, a scene from season one, episode five (“The Bent-Neck Lady”) caused folks on Twitter to warn one another about an extended suicide scene. Yo Haunting of Hill House is amazing but just wanna give a general suicide trigger warning for the show but episode 5 in particular can be rough— carroll (@carroll_herring) October 29, 2018 Season two of “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is set to premiere on Netflix in 2020. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments!

Juliette V.

Triggering Suicide Scene in Episode 5 of 'The Haunting of Hill House'

If you don’t have personal triggers around graphic depictions of suicide and are planning to watch Netflix’s new series, “The Haunting of Hill House,” stop reading now — the following post contains spoilers. But if you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, struggle with suicidal ideation or have attempted suicide in the past, there’s a scene we want you to be aware of in episode five, “The Bent-Neck Lady.” “The Haunting of Hill House” is a series created by Mike Flanagan based on a novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson in 1959. The story follows the Crain family, who 26 years previously, moved into Hill House, a haunted mansion. The family comes together many years later, forced to confront the “ghosts” — both literal and figurative — of their pasts. The series has been well-received (it has a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes) but some folks have taken to Twitter to warn others about the scene at the end of episode five. The show has an extended suicide scene that visibly shows a woman kill herself, so if you are sensitive to graphic depictions of suicide, we recommend not watching the last five minutes of episode five. Lots of folks are watching Netflix’s new series, The Haunting Of Hill House, right now. Watcher beware: there’s a graphic and drawn out suicide scene at the end of episode 5. Know before you go, etc.— Live Through This (@lttphoto) October 29, 2018 Yo Haunting of Hill House is amazing but just wanna give a general suicide trigger warning for the show but episode 5 in particular can be rough— carroll (@carroll_herring) October 29, 2018 The Haunting of Hill House is a really great show!! Though tw for drug use and suicide.— 900 miles ???? Appalachian Trail (@vishykin) October 28, 2018 If you’re someone who’s sensitive to depictions of suicide, it’s OK to skip “The Haunting of Hill House.” Or, if you still want to see it, it might be helpful to watch it with someone you trust. If you’re struggling while watching, you can always text “HOME” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. Stay safe and take care of yourself. Your mental well-being is more important than being “in the know” about a popular show.