The Haunting of Bly Manor's Premiere Has a Nod to Stephen King's The Shining

Now that Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor has been out for over every week, giving many a possibility to look at maximum or the entire Nine-episode collection, let’s briefly dive again into the primary episode, “A Nice Just right Position,” and take a peek on the amusing Stephen King/Shining nod that flashes via beautiful briefly.

In fact, it utterly suits that director Mike Flanagan would toss in a King reference, and a Shining one at that, bearing in mind how he is tailored King novels Gerald’s Recreation and Physician Sleep – the latter of which used to be a sequel to each the King’s The Shining e-book and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining film, which comprises one of the most maximum iconic horror cinema photographs of all time.

At the beginning of Bly Manor, Victoria Pedretti’s Dani, who’ll quickly transfer into Bly Manor, is staying in a London hostel – in Room 217. Higher identified to king fanatics because the room with the depraved outdated bare lady ghost within the bath in The Shining. That phantom, and the bathtub too, in reality go back with a lot prominence in Physician Sleep.

In fact, in Kubrick’s movie, which comprises a ton of adjustments to the King’s unique subject material, the room that haunts each Jack and Danny Torrance is Room 237. However within the e-book it is Room 217. Here is Dani returning to her room…


Here is a little bit of backstory on the cause of the room quantity trade. The lodge that stood in for the outside of The Shining’s “Forget” within the film, The Timberland Hotel, posted the next element on their web site:

Kubrick used to be requested to not depict Room 217 (featured within the e-book) in The Shining, as a result of long term visitors on the Hotel may well be afraid to stick there. So a nonexistent room, Room 237, used to be substituted within the movie. Apparently, and quite sarcastically, Room 217 is asked extra ceaselessly than some other room at Timberline.

Naturally, Flanagan used the unique room quantity from the e-book for this amusing little tip of the hat.

However that isn’t the one element lurking within the background of The Haunting of Bly Manor. We have clocked over 50 hidden ghosts hiding within the shadows of the collection – test it out!

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Plus, for those who’ve completed the collection and need a rundown, and a proof, of the finishing, head right here.

You’ll additionally learn our complete assessment of Bly Manor.

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Matt Fowler is a author for IGN and a member of the Tv Critics Affiliation. Observe him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Fb at

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