“Hill House” refers to Longstreet as Mr. Dudley, one of the careful custodians who dare not enter the property at night – and Dudley has a monologue explaining why. He starts with a simple link – “You know, my mom worked in this house” – and ends with a ghost story of his own, ending with a gentle suggestion to moved away from Hill House because of his increasingly erratic mental health. matriarch Olivia (Carla Gugino).
In a slow, steady wave of restrained emotions, Dudley overcomes his grief as a father and his fears as a husband and a man. fear the gods, and draw a line from the trauma of the occupants of the house (perhaps a stillbirth) to the mystical apparition of the property (the cry of a child) – an example perfect about the Flanagan ethos he imparted to Vulture: “For us, the most interesting ghosts are the ones we create within ourselves, throughout our lives.” The monologue is much more intentional than a bonfire ghost story; they are the inconsolable and subtle recollections of someone who has been through something heavy and inexplicable.
It followed that Longstreet received applause after issuing Mr. Dudley’s heartfelt warning; Flanagan will again point her lens at him in Stephen King’s film adaptation and his counterpart to “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep,” as Barry the Chunk, and later as Joe Collie in the 2021 supernatural miniseries. “Midnight Mass”. In the latter, Collie delivers several monologues over the course of seven seven-hour episodes, as a completely broken man on a rocky road to forgiveness.
Perhaps in Flanagan’s upcoming adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” his character (introduced in eight episodes, according to IMDB) will have an easier progression. . Then again, no one is happy in a Poe story.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1009438/mike-flanagan-went-to-the-mat-to-keep-one-of-his-favorite-haunting-of-hill-house-moments-intact/ Mike Flanagan went to The Mat to keep one of his favorite haunting moments of Hill House intact.