Netflix is turning Joe Ballarini’s three-book series A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting into a family film, Deadline reports today, with Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Tank Girl) set to direct. Ballarini himself will be writing the adaptation.
We’re just over a month away from the return of Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,“ which is being referred to not exactly as “Season 2” but rather “Part 2.” In any event, all that really matters is that we’re getting brand new episodes, and Netflix’s @SeeWhatsNext Twitter account today provides us with the very first images from those new episodes.
It’s happening. Haunting of Hill House is officially returning to Netflix for a Season 2. The streaming service announced the news on Thursday, Feb. 21, with a creepy new Haunting Season 2 teaser that confirmed that Season 2 won’t continue the story of the Crain family. In fact, it seems like it won’t even continue the story of Hill House at all. Instead, Haunting of Hill House Season 2 will be known as The Haunting of Bly Manor. Fans of gothic literature will recognize Bly Manor as the location of the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw. And, if you’re sad to see Hill House go, rest assured that Bly Manor is just as terrifying of a place.
I am such a fan of Shirley Jackson’s book The Haunting of Hill House, it’s required reading for any self-respecting horror fan. So when I heard that when a TV show adaptation was happening, I was excited. Until I saw that it wasn’t an adaptation it was a remake, a complete re-imagining of the original book. I resentfully watched the show and in what must have been 20 minutes, I was hooked. There were so many easter eggs for fans of the original 1959 movie and the book, that I was satisfied the filmmakers cared for Jackson’s vision and weren’t trying to disrespect her.
By episode 6, I was so invested in the show and the characters, but also the filmmaking which was so much more in-depth than most tv shows. The movement backward and forward in time in a narrative sense is hard to do, nonetheless with child actors. See the video below for how the cinematographers and filmmakers pulled it off.
Black Panther. If Beale Street Could Talk. Blackkklansman. Widows. Sorry to Bother You. Kin.
2018 was a GREAT year for black led, directed, and produced works, but 2019 looks like it’s going to be an even BIGGER year. Here are some of the movies that I’m most looking forward to in 2019.