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* BodyHorror: There’s just something about episode 2. Its milder than you’ll see in a lot of shows, and its about as mundane as it gets, but somehow, that just seems to make it so much worse.

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* BodyHorror: There’s just something about the open casket preparations in episode 2. Its milder than you’ll see in a lot of shows, and its about as mundane as it gets, but somehow, that just seems to make it so much worse.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: As with many of the best horror stories, there are factors at play to give skeptics material to try and rationalize the supernatural events, in this case the Crain family's history of mental illness and the presence of black mold all though Hill House.



* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:despite dying in the first episode, Nell tries everything in her power to ensure that her siblings won't share her fate. Both her and Olivia have visions of Luke dying, and he does appear to die in the Red Room for a moment, but Nell's love for him and her sheer determination manage to bring him back from the freaking dead - which is one of the few victories that the Crains score.]]

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* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:despite [[spoiler:Despite dying in the first episode, Nell tries everything in her power to ensure that her siblings won't share her fate. Both her and Olivia have visions of Luke dying, and he does appear to die in the Red Room for a moment, but Nell's love for him and her sheer determination manage to bring him back from the freaking dead - which is one of the few victories that the Crains score.]]

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* BookEnds: The show opens with narration [[spoiler: from Steve's ''Hill House'' book, ending with the line "And those who walk there, walk alone"]]. However, the show ends with a similar narration, but [[spoiler: the line ends with "And those who walk there, ''[[TogetherInDeath walk together]]''"]].

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* JerkassHasAPoint: There was pretty much no way Luke was going to take Steven's warnings about his LoveInterest to heart given that Steven essentially phrased them as, "she's a junky, you can't trust her. I know that, because you're a junky and you've proven that I can't trust you." However, he's perfectly right that Luke is putting her on a pedestal and ignoring the fact that he wouldn't have met her in rehab if she wasn't as messed up as he is. [[spoiler: She ends up relapsing, stealing from Luke and abandoning him after he gave up his own place in rehab to try to help her get clean again.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: Nell's dance at her wedding, with the soft lighting, beautiful song, and everyone looking so happy, is followed immediately by a terrifying sleep paralysis episode, [[spoiler: Arthur's sudden death by brain aneurysm, and The Bent-Neck Lady's reappearance. Even worse? The time stamp at the bottom says it's only been 8 months since the wedding]].


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Shirley discovers Theo trying to kiss her husband in a closet, though she didn't witness her husband pushing her sister away. She remains angry at them for several episodes. Which makes the reveal that she herself cheated on her husband earlier, with a ''married man'' at that, quite hypocritical of her.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Shirley discovers Theo trying to kiss her husband in a closet, though she didn't witness her husband pushing her sister away. She remains angry at them for several episodes. Which makes the reveal that she herself cheated on her husband earlier, with a ''married man'' at that, quite hypocritical of her.]]]]
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->''"Forgiveness is warm, like a tear on a cheek. Think of it and of me when you stand in the rain. I loved you completely, and you loved me the same. That's all. Everything else is confetti."''
-->'''--Nell'''


Starting with the second season to which it's been renewed, the series will become an {{Anthology}} series, with each season focusing on a different haunted house, shifting its name appropriately. The second season, ''The Haunting of Bly House'', will be an adaptation of the novel ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.

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Starting with the With its renewal for a second season to which it's been renewed, season, the series will become show was {{retool}}ed into an {{Anthology}} series, with each season focusing on a different haunted house, shifting its name appropriately.house. The second season, ''The Haunting of Bly House'', will be an adaptation of the novel ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.


It was renewed for a second season, based on ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.

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It was renewed for Starting with the second season to which it's been renewed, the series will become an {{Anthology}} series, with each season focusing on a different haunted house, shifting its name appropriately. The second season, based on ''The Haunting of Bly House'', will be an adaptation of the novel ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.


It was renewed for a second season, based on ''Literature/TheTurningOfTheScrew''.

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It was renewed for a second season, based on ''Literature/TheTurningOfTheScrew''.
''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.


It was renewed for a second season, based on ''Literature/TheTurningOfTheScrew''.



** This time Theo is the one who says the iconic line “Who was holding my hand?”, when in the original Nell says it after finding out that it wasn’t Theo who was doing it.

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** This time Theo is the one who says the iconic line “Who “Whose hand was holding my hand?”, I holding?”, when in the original Nell says it after finding out that it wasn’t Theo who was doing it.

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** This time Theo is the one who says the iconic line “Who was holding my hand?”, when in the original Nell says it after finding out that it wasn’t Theo who was doing it.


* TheNothingAfterDeath:[[spoiler: After being traumatized by Nell's ghost, Theo finally breaks down to Shirley and reveals that the reason she and Kevin looked like they were about to cheat is because after Theo had touched Nell's dead body, she was trapped in a state of feeling nothing. Her excessive drinking was driven by her desperation to ''feel'' something, and this desperation reached a fever pitch when the lights went out during a power outage, depriving Theo of ''sight'' and leaving her feeling like she was numbly floating in a void of absolute nothingness. When the lights come back on, she sees Kevin and latches onto him like "a life preserver in the ocean", and the ensuing flood of guilt, shame, and fear finally jolts her out of the spell. And she ''gladly'' accepts the consequences over the alternative.]]

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* TheNothingAfterDeath:[[spoiler: After TheNothingAfterDeath: [[spoiler:After being traumatized by Nell's ghost, Theo finally breaks down to Shirley and reveals that the reason she and Kevin looked like they were about to cheat is because after Theo had touched Nell's dead body, she was trapped in a state of feeling nothing. Her excessive drinking was driven by her desperation to ''feel'' something, and this desperation reached a fever pitch when the lights went out during a power outage, depriving Theo of ''sight'' and leaving her feeling like she was numbly floating in a void of absolute nothingness. When the lights come back on, she sees Kevin and latches onto him like "a life preserver in the ocean", and the ensuing flood of guilt, shame, and fear finally jolts her out of the spell. And she ''gladly'' accepts the consequences over the alternative.]]



* Shapeshifting: [[spoiler: The embodiment of the house appears in many forms throughout the Crain sibling's dreams in order to get them to let their guards down and mess with their minds in the Red Room. It appears as: Joey to Luke, The cheating lover with Shirly, and Trish to Theo. Showing that on some level the house is ultimately sentient and outright cruel when it wants to feed.]]

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* Shapeshifting: {{Shapeshifting}}: [[spoiler: The embodiment of the house appears in many forms throughout the Crain sibling's dreams in order to get them to let their guards down and mess with their minds in the Red Room. It appears as: Joey to Luke, The cheating lover with Shirly, and Trish to Theo. Showing that on some level the house is ultimately sentient and outright cruel when it wants to feed.]]


* ImColdSoCold: Despite [[not actually nearing death himself,]] this happens to [[spoiler:Luke when he unknowingly feels Nell's death through their TwinTelepathy.]]

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* ImColdSoCold: Despite [[not [[spoiler:not actually nearing death himself,]] this happens to [[spoiler:Luke when he unknowingly feels Nell's death through their TwinTelepathy.]]


* ImColdSoCold: Happens to [[spoiler:Luke when he unknowingly feels Nell's death through their TwinTelepathy.]]

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* ImColdSoCold: Happens Despite [[not actually nearing death himself,]] this happens to [[spoiler:Luke when he unknowingly feels Nell's death through their TwinTelepathy.]]

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* ImColdSoCold: Happens to [[spoiler:Luke when he unknowingly feels Nell's death through their TwinTelepathy.]]


** Special mention goes to [[spoiler:Mr. Smiley, who shows up to torment Theo in a vision. After two episodes of people mentioning terrifying apparitions that never show up, it's a shock to see one finally make an on-screen appearance.]]

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** Special mention goes to [[spoiler:Mr. Smiley, who shows up to torment Theo in a vision. After two episodes of people mentioning terrifying apparitions that never show up, it's a shock to see one finally make an on-screen appearance.]]appearance (albeit as a hallucination rather than an actual ghost)]].

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