The Haunting of… + Midnight Mass

The plague doctor ghost in every scene

I cant believe I was watching some of those episodes completely oblivious to the ghosts hiding in plain sight.

The faceless child's hands crawling out from under the ddd
I’ve binged The Haunting Of Hill House and just started the last episode, and I do prefer it as I think Bly Manor lost some of the horror as the show went on.
I haven't found either particularly scary. The bent neck lady was the only scary thing in either for me, and that was until she started popping up too often (and of course once we understood who/what she was it wasn't scary in the slightest). Both worked as mere 'fantasy' stories to me and I was glad they did away with trying to be scary in the second story because there was less disparity in tone (where there was lot in the first one) among various parts of the season and it did not feel like it was trying to force a reaction that it failed to genuinely evoke in me which was a major issue I had with season 1...
I think we look for different things in horror. Some elements resonate more with us than others. Mike F’s creations work for me because of his willingness to invest in his characters, therefore making the horror more real. As many have noted, the demons, at the end of the day, are humans, not ghouls.

Some horror fans are more into jump scares and gore, while others prefer a good mix of different elements. It’s rare to come across horror films/series that come close to appealing to different types of horror fans. I think Hill House comes close, but perhaps less so for Bly. That doesn’t mean it’s inferior though - and I’m not suggesting that some here are suggesting that it is. It’s just a different type of horror.

I look forward to season 3.
Some thoughts on the last episode:
It was very heart-wrenching to me in a way that I did not expect. The whole idea of the good things in life, and in particular love, being temporary was a gut punch. It's something that we obviously know on an intellectual level, but to see that concept realized so fully, in a way I haven't seen since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, was powerful. How memories become formless and susceptible to perception more and more over time was also a great theme to tie in with this. This ending was definitely stronger than the first season, if the season as a whole was not. However, I didn't really need the actors at the wedding fading into their younger counterparts. Like, we get it. Leave some things to suspicion.
I finally started this, up to episode 4... it’s not had me scared at all it’s very tame so far but a great thriller style drama. I hate that perfectly splendid thing that’s going on and that girls voice, did a google and she voices on on Peppa Pig, explains everything!