If you have made your heart rate slow down at a normal speed and are no longer sleeping with the lights on after seeing the terrifying Netflix horror series, Hill House HauntingYou're probably wondering if the show will come back for more. And while Netflix has yet to give the green light to another round of episodes, the creator of the program, Mike Flanagan, has discussed the possibility of a Haunting of Hill House Season 2 – and want the doors of the house to open for a new set of residents next time.
Spoilers for Hill House Haunting follow. In an interview with Weekly entertainment, Flanagan revealed that "in what I have been concerned about this, the story of the Crain family is told. However, that does not mean that the writer / director is not open to telling even more terrifying stories about the ghosts lurking in Hill House in the future, and the people who will be persecuted.
"I think there are all kinds of different directions we could go to, with the house or something completely different, I also love the idea of an anthology," said Flanagan. Later in the interview, he added: "I think most of all, the program is about enchanted places and enchanted people, as Steve says, and there is no shortage of any of them, so there are many things we could do, inside or outside from Hill House. "
The Haunting of Hill House – which is based on Shirley Jackson's legendary horror novel, focuses on the aforementioned Crain family, which begins to experience horrible paranormal incidents while living in the creepy house, resulting in the death of the family matriarch, Olivia ( Carla Gugino). 26 years after leaving the haunted house, the brothers Steven (Michel Husiman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Seigel) and the twins Nell (Victoria Pedretti) and Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) return to Hill House after a shocking tragedy, and having to face the demons, sometimes literally, who have persecuted them since childhood.
But while there is still a lot of trauma and anguish for the family to work at the end of Season 1, Flanagan believes that the Crains story had a satisfying ending. "I felt that the Crains had already passed enough, and we left them exactly as we all wanted to remember them, those of us who work on it."
He added: "We played with a suspense end and played with other ideas, but ultimately, in the writers' room and with the cast and everything else, we felt that the story demanded a certain type of closure and that we were happy to close the book about that family. "
But while the history of the Crains may have come to an end, Hill House HauntingThe central issues of pain, mental health and the ways in which they can affect us throughout our lives lend themselves to many other stories. And there are many other families that deserve attention.
"I think pain is such a universal experience that when we were in the writers room, each of the writers at the table had their own perspective on this," said Flanagan, "and that was something that jumped." Right away, yes, when you talk about ghosts and you talk about what Gothic horror can do, this is an incredible opportunity to really tilt your face first towards some of the saddest and darkest things we all deal with. "
In other words: there are still many ways of a potential season 2 of Hill House Haunting To infect all our nightmares once again, just make sure you watch future episodes with the lights on.