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[Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Haunting of Bly Manor. Read at your own risk!]

The Haunting of Hill House fans were ready and eager for the next installment in Mike Flanagan‘s Netflix horror series, and The Haunting of Bly Manor did not disappoint! In addition to weaving a chilling new tale, The Haunting of Bly Manor also managed to pay tribute to the first season of the anthology series with a few expertly dropped Easter eggs!

Bly Manor housed a whole host of new ghosts (some even more terrifying than those who walked the halls of Hill House), but this new installment surprised us with how often it referenced The Haunting Season 1 through dialogue, decor, and even a few perfectly timed plot twists. While some were overt and obvious, many of The Haunting of Hill House Easter eggs were hidden so well you may have missed them, which is why TV Guide meticulously scanned Bly Manor for you and rounded up the key references. Check out the list below to see how many of the nods to Hill House you managed to catch!


Episode 1

You’re expected: When Dani (Victoria Pedretti) first arrives at Bly and meets Flora (Amelie Smith), the girl tells her new au pair, “you’re expected.” Not only is this phrase one of the taglines for the show’s first season, but in Hill House, “you’re expected” is also the last thing Olivia (Carla Gugino) says to Nell before luring her downstairs and ultimately to her death. So if you didn’t already know that Flora was possessed by a ghost at that point, that line was the first red flag.

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Episode 2

Come home: In Episode 2, we see flashbacks to Miles’ (Benjamin Ainsworth) time at boarding school which explain why he was sent home. It turns out he receives a letter from Flora, which has a single message written in crayon: “Come home.” Fans of Haunting of Hill House will remember a very similar crayon message, which is written under the wallpaper on the walls of Hill House for Nell. 

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Episode 3

The lion door knockers: Yes, a lion head is a popular design for door knockers, but Bly’s extravagant door decor is likely a subtle nod to our other favorite haunted house. All the doorknobs at Hill House are decorated with lion faces, including the Red Room, whose shining gold doorknob is also highlighted in the show’s opening credits. After watching Hill House, it’s hard to look at the two gold lion knockers on Bly’s front door and not see them as a bad omen of terrors within.

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