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'The Haunting of Bly Manor' Trailer Looks Terrific, but Check Out that Musical Easter Egg, '90s Kids

By Dustin Rowles | Film | September 23, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | September 23, 2020 |


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TK — who no longer writes for us, but is always in our hearts ❤️❤️❤️ — posted this trailer to Slack this morning with one note, “The music in this trailer!!” It was notable because it has two exclamation points in it, and if you know TK, you understand that two exclamation points is the sort of house-on-fire excitement he usually reserves for tacos and tacos only.

I pressed play, and while it didn’t immediately hit me, when I recognized it, I lost my sh*t. It works so goddamn well, too, and worth every bit of those two exclamation points. It is almost the opposite of those dreary, slowed down versions of ’80s songs. They took a huge early ’90s ballad and turned into a creepy-ass score. I love it.

The Haunting of Bly Manor — the sequel season to The Haunting of Hill House — premieres on Netflix on October 9th. It will star Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Victoria Pedretti and our friend Rahul Kohli, among others.




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