Netflix's 'The Haunting of Hill House' director's cut reveals lots of behind-the-scenes details, from hidden ghosts to Steven Spielberg

Business Insider Entertainment 2 months ago

Warning: This post contains major spoilers for "The Haunting of Hill House."

The follow-up to Netflix's horror anthology "The Haunting of Hill House," called "The Haunting of Bly Manor," is expected to debut in 2020. But fans of the last year's first installment can rewatch it while they wait for the show's return, only this time with added scenes and commentary from series director Mike Flanagan.

"The Haunting of Hill House" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 15 and includes three extended episodes with commentary from Flanagan. The extended episodes include episode one, "Steven Sees a Ghost"; episode five, "The Bent-Neck Lady"; and episode 10, "Silence Lay Steadily."

It also includes additional commentary for episode six, "Two Storms," which was shot in a series of long takes.

"The Haunting of Hill House" was a hit with critics and audiences last year. It has a 92% critic score and 91% audience score on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

"Over 10 episodes, it's stylish, moving, and sinister, riddled with ghosts both literal and metaphorical," The Atlantic's Sophie Gilbert wrote.

Business Insider got our hands on an advanced copy of the Blu-ray collection and watched the first episode's extended cut with Flanagan's commentary. Below are the most interesting reveals.

The character Steven is named after Steven Spielberg.

One of the biggest twists of the series was hidden in plain sight.

A key scene in the pilot was originally in episode five.

Victoria Pedretti submitted a self-tape that worked its way up to the casting director.

There were ghosts on "standby" for every episode.


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