Fall of the House of Usher
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Director Mike Flanagan's new series, ‘Fall of the House of Usher,’ has released its new trailer, serving as great nightmare fuel once again.

The official synopsis of the show reads: “In this wicked series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.”

The trailer features everything from ‘Bly Manor’, a massive decorated mansion with a spooky aura, courtroom drama, a droll and pompous dinner party, mysterious death threats, morbid jokes and much more.

Featuring some very high production and grand set design, Flanagan is bringing home his standard modern touch of gothic horror in what looks like a revenge plot.

And, of course, there are also spectres and unnatural occurrences, a psychotic mania inside a grand house, and some dark forces lurking within the house who are enjoying the torture, and mental breakdown of everyone, as deathly spirits of old take hold.

Talking about the show on his X (formerly Twitter), Flanagan had said: “This miniseries is a modern remix of some of the most iconic works of Edgar Allan Poe. This miniseries is unique for Intrepid, we’ve never done anything quite like this before. I’m so grateful to be working with my long-time collaborator Michael Fimognari, who will be directing four of the eight episodes, and my producing partner and executive producer Trevor Macy.”

He had further mentioned: “We’ll see you on the other side. In the meantime, dim the lights, light a fire, and just imagine a deep voice in the dark, quietly intoning... ‘Once upon a midnight dreary.”

The cast includes a massive ensemble, which includes: Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nunez, Henry Thomas, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, and Kate Siegel.

Flanagan created the series, and he directs four episodes, with Michael Fimognari directing the rest. The series will premiere on Netflix on October 12, 2023.