The highly anticipated Netflix adaptation of The Fall Of The House Of Usher recently hit Netflix. In my opinion, this is Flanagan’s best work to date. A superb horror series.
I have been a fan of Mike Flanagan (TV shows) since he released the super creepy The Haunting Of Hill House. Unfortunately though, his follow-up, The Haunting of Bly Manor just didn’t do it for me. Then he released Midnight Mass and I absolutely adored that. But The Fall of The House Of Usher takes the top spot.
The story of a wealthy family who runs a pharmaceutical empire, making money from pills that are causing the world’s population way more harm than good. A battle ignites between them all as they try to become the heir to the fortune. But with great wealth must come great risk as they start to die horrible random deaths one by one.
Flanagan excels in the creep factor with this one. I have to admit, even some jump scares caught me off guard. They were tasteful and not predictable And just like Hill House, if you pay attention then there’s a lot more for your eyes to see, you just got to be watching the screen like a hawk.
The Fall of the House of Usher also offers us a tremendous and generous amount of gore. One scene in particular I will mention: is the nightclub scene. If you remember the Blade movie with the large rave, then get ready to have a similar scene, only way more gruesome. I was not expecting it to happen but was smiling ear-to-ear at the level of ickiness.
I loved every aspect of the series, especially this one, I would even argue Hill House was a bit teeny, this one though, is for us adults. Just about all the graphic content available to man crammed into a brilliantly written and acted series.