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Haunting Of Hill House Creator's New TV Show Will Be ‘The Most Violent Thing' He's Ever Done

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Haunting Of Hill House Creator's New TV Show Will Be ‘The Most Violent Thing' He's Ever Done

Mike Flanagan has tease his upcoming project The Fall of the House of Usher and has set very high expectations.

The legendary creator of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass has signed up to an eight-episode series about the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Mike is known for keeping audiences on the edge of their seats as he navigates through a twisted, scary and ultimately bloody storyline.

While it sometimes takes a few episodes to properly get into his shows, Flanagan says he really wants to shock viewers early into The Fall of the House of Usher.

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Mike Flanagan. Credit: Allspark Pictures/Blumhouse productions/Hasbro
Mike Flanagan. Credit: Allspark Pictures/Blumhouse productions/Hasbro

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, the director said: "A lot of the stuff I do is a slow burn. The Fall of the House of Usher is a brush fire.

"It is an explosion. It is as aggressive and rock 'n roll and over the top and just violent and insane and horrific as anything I have ever done...by a lot.

"We're gonna pull all the all stars from the Intrepid group of actors and some great new faces and we're just gonna f**king jam.

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"We want just buckets of blood pouring out of the ceiling on page two. And we're just gonna go ballistic.

"And we're gonna do it all to the music of one of the most intensely effective gothic horror writers. This is what we've been craving. A chance to just go ballistic on something."

He's excited to cherry pick from all the terrifying and scary aspects of Poe's work and turn it into one horrifying saga.

Edgar Allan Poe. Credit: Alamy
Edgar Allan Poe. Credit: Alamy
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Flanagan said the last five years have been 'emotional' and he's very keen to work through all sorts of genres across the eight episodes.

He revealed shooting will begin in January and they will hopefully be able to announce the cast very soon.

The name of the series is based off a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that was published all the way back in 1839.

It dives into the ideas of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities, which sounds very up Mike Flanagan's alley.

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"It lets me play in a corner of the genre I haven't gotten to play in in a long time. It's a relief really. It's fun to have fun," Flanagan explained.

This is the fifth project between Flangan and Intrepid, with the duo group bringing to life The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass and the upcoming The Midnight Club.

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