Mike Flanagan Returns with Adaptation of ‘The Fall of The House of Usher’ on Netflix

Tue Sep 19 2023
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LOS ANGELES: Horror aficionados and fans of acclaimed filmmaker Mike Flanagan have reason to rejoice as the director is set to deliver another spine-tingling project, this time in the form of a Netflix mini-series adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s iconic short story, “The Fall of The House of Usher.”

The highly anticipated series is scheduled to premiere on October 12, promising a horrifying and immersive experience.

The recently released trailer for the mini-series has already sent shivers down the spines of viewers, offering a glimpse into the nightmarish world Flanagan has meticulously crafted.

“The Fall of The House of Usher” delves into the sinister story of siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher, portrayed by the distinguished Bruce Greenwood (known for his roles in “Star Trek”) and the enigmatic Mary McDonnell (famous for her appearance in “Donnie Darko”). The Usher siblings preside over a pharmaceutical business empire brimming with privilege, influence, and power. However, their façade of opulence begins to crumble when heirs to their dynasty meet untimely and gruesome deaths.

As the Usher family’s dark secrets resurface, the shadows of their past loom large. The heirs meet their untimely demises at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth, brought to life by the talented Carla Gugino.

The Fall of The House of Usher

“The Fall of The House of Usher” promises to be a haunting tale filled with gruesome killings and supernatural elements, featuring Mike Flanagan’s frequent collaborator, the versatile Kate Siegel, known for her roles in “The Haunting” series and the acclaimed horror film “Hush.”

This star-studded cast also includes Mark Hamill (renowned for his iconic roles in “Star Wars”), Rahul Kohli (known for his work in “iZombie”), Carl Lumbly (with a background in the Marvel universe), T’Nia Miller, as well as emerging talents poised to leave their mark.

Mike Flanagan, celebrated for his mastery in crafting horror experiences in both movies and series, boasts an impressive filmography that includes notable works such as “Absentia” (2011), “Oculus” (2013), “Hush” (2016), and “Before I Wake” (2016). With his latest venture, Flanagan is poised to once again captivate audiences with his unique blend of terror and storytelling.

As the series’ premiere date approaches, anticipation continues to build for what promises to be a horrifying and unforgettable journey into the depths of terror, inspired by one of literature’s most chilling classics. Horror enthusiasts and fans alike eagerly await the release of “The Fall of The House of Usher” on Netflix this October 12.

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