Advertisement

The Fall of the House of Usher: Cast guide and reviews for new Netflix series

The horror series is Mike Flanagan's latest for Netflix

Daniel Jun as Julius, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Daniel Jun as Julius, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

The Fall of the House of Usher is Mike Flanagan's latest series for Netflix, bringing the chilling Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name to the small screen.

Flanagan has carved a place for himself as one of the great horror auteurs of the 21st Century with shows like The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, and so his newest addition to the "Mike Flanagan Universe" is one fans are excited to see.

Here is everything that you need to know about the streamer's latest scarefest.

The Fall of the House of Usher release date

Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

All eight episodes of The Fall of the House of Usher are available to stream on Netflix now.

The Fall of the House of Usher reviews

Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

What's that? No, it's not a ghost - it's the reviews for The Fall of The House of Usher. As Flanagan's latest hits Netflix, critics hustle to share their thoughts online and according to the online verdict, this scary streaming series is pretty good.

In our own four-out-of-five review, we commend the series' ability to do Poe's work justice, explaining that "Flanagan has proven time and again that he is one of the most prolific voices in modern horror."

Elsewhere, The Hollywood Reporter commented on how enjoyable it was watching Flanagan work once again with his batch of series regulars, saying "the characters are all grotesques in their own way... and the actors succeed in making it gratifying to root for them to get flayed, eviscerated, smushed and squished in different ways."

Read our full review round-up after the jump.

Yahoo TV UK: Mike Flanagan would make Edgar Allan Poe proud (4-min read)

The Guardian: A gleefully terrifying take on Edgar Allan Poe (4-min read)

The Telegraph: Netflix update Edgar Allen Poe to death (3-min read)

The Hollywood Reporter: Mike Flanagan’s Netflix Bloodbath Delivers Blunt Payback to Pharmaceutical Dynasty (6-min read)

The Fall of the House of Usher trailer

Carla Gugino as Verna in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Carla Gugino as Verna in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

"Who are you?" asks an unfortunate player in the first trailer for The Fall of The House of Usher. "Consequence," replies a sinister-sounding mystery figure. We've got a feeling this isn't going to end well...

The first teaser for Flanagan's new scary story brings us face-to-face with a truly deplorable family whose evil acts come back to haunt them - literally. Watch it below:

The Fall of the House of Usher plot

Sauriyan Sapkota as Prospero Usher, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher, Matt Biedel as Bill-T Wilson, Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher, Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Sauriyan Sapkota as Prospero Usher, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Rahul Kohli as Napoleon Usher, Matt Biedel as Bill-T Wilson, Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher, Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

As mentioned, The Fall of the House of User is based on the 1839 short novel by Poe and the series will follow corrupt CEO Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) who is forced to face his dark past when his children begin to be die under mysterious, creepy circumstances.

Read more: William Friedkin's films ranked from worst to best according to fans

In an interview with Netflix's TUDUM, actor Carla Gugino said of the upcoming series: “It’s batshit crazy in the best possible way. It has quite a lot of very dark humor, but also really touches the soul.”

Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Gugino portrays Verna in the production, who is described as being heavily inspired by a particularly famous Poe character.

The actor said of her character: “There is a fantastical supernatural element to the story, and she is the manifestation of that. You could say she’s the executor of fate or the executor of karma."

The Fall of the House of Usher cast

Like his other series, The Fall of the House of Usher will star a number of familiar faces as several actors who have worked with Flanagan are returning for his new series.

Carl Lumbly as C. Auguste Dupin, Nicholas Lea as Judge John Neal, Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Carl Lumbly as C. Auguste Dupin, Nicholas Lea as Judge John Neal, Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Flanagan's regular collaborators include Gugino, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Zach Gilford, Henry Thomas, Katie Parker, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, and Igby Rigney - all of whom are returning for The Fall of the House of Usher.

Other cast members include Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, and Mary McDonnell, Willa Fitzgerald, Carl Lumbly, Crystal Balint, Kyliegh Curran, Matt Biedel,Daniel Jun, Paola Núñez, Sauriyan Sapkota, and Ruth Codd.

Aya Furukawa as Tina, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Igby Rigney as Toby in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Aya Furukawa as Tina, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Igby Rigney as Toby in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

The Fall of the House of Usher is out on Netflix now