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The Haunting of Bly Manor’s Premiere Has an Easter Egg for Stephen Kings The Shining

Now that Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor has been out for over a week, giving many a chance to watch most or all of the series of 9 episodes, let’s quickly dive back into the first episode, “A Great Good Place “and take a look at the funny Stephen King / Shining nod that flashes pretty fast. Of course, it’s quite fitting that director Mike Flanagan would throw a King reference, and a Shining one at that, given how he has adapted King novels Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep – the latter was a sequel to both King’s The Shining – book and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining film, which features some of the most iconic horror cinema images ever.

At the start of Bly Manor, Victoria Pedretti̵

7;s Dani, who will soon be moving into Bly Manor, stays in a hostel in London – in room 217. Better known to royal fans as the room with the evil old naked woman ghost in the bathtub of the Hotel of Evil. That ghost and tub actually returns with great prominence in Doctor Sleep.

Of course, the space that haunts both Jack and Danny Torrance, in Kubrick’s films, contains plenty of changes to the King’s original material, Room 237. But in the book it’s Room 217. Here Dani returns to his room …

Here’s a little background story about the reason for changing room number. The hotel, which was on the outside of The Shining’s “Overlook” in the movie, The Timberland Lodge, posted the following details on their page:

Kubrick was asked not to portray room 217 (shown in the book) in The Shining because future guests at the Lodge might be afraid to stay there. Then a non-existent room, Room 237, was replaced in the movie. Strangely and a little ironically, Room 217 is requested more often than any other room on Timberline.

Of course, Flanagan used the original room number from the book for this fun little tip of the hat.

But that’s not the only detail lurking in the background of The Haunting of Bly Manor. We’ve clocked over 50 hidden ghosts hiding in the series’ shadows – check it out!

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