Netflix’s new horror series has earned itself an impressive 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its release later this week.
The highly anticipated series comes from Mike Flanagan, the director of the scary movies Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Gerald's Game, as well as the popular Netflix shows The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Midnight Club - so it’s safe to assume it’s going to get pretty creepy.
You can check out the trailer here:
The Fall of the House of Usher is Flanagan’s take on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story of the same name - but much like we saw with The Haunting of Hill House, Flanagan has added his own ‘fresh, freaky twist on it’.
Plot details are still largely being kept under wraps by Netflix, but a loose synopsis explains: "Roderick Usher (played by Bruce Greenwood), the CEO of a corrupt pharmaceutical company, who must face his shady past when each of his children begin to die in mysterious and brutal fashion."
Sounds juicy, eh?
For those of you who have seen Flanagan’s past projects, The Fall of the House of Usher will have a host of familiar faces, including Annabeth Gish, Kate Siegel, Bruce Greenwood, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Michael Trucco, Rahul Kohli, Robert Longstreet and Samantha Sloyan, while Mark Hamill also joins the cast.
Giving some clues about the show, star Carla Gugino told Netflix: “It’s batsh*t crazy in the best possible way.
“It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul.” In the series, Gugino portrays a shape-shifter named Verna, whose origins can be traced back to a — let’s just say — very famous Poe character.
“There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and she is the manifestation of that.”
She added: “You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma.”
The show lands on the streaming platform on Thursday 12 October - but the early reviews are in - and it's safe to say it’s a hit.
On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes it holds a near-perfect 95 percent based on 41 reviews, with Empire branding it a ‘dark-hearted horror story that’s horribly good fun’, and Inverse noting ‘Flanagan creates an epic family tragedy that caps off his Netflix era with a brutally dark note’.
The Fall of the House of Usher will land on Netflix on Thursday 12 October, will you be watching?Featured Image Credit: Netflix