Mike Flanagan has brought horror to Netflix. He adapted Stephen Kings Gerald’s Game into a movie, and made a series Haunting of Hill House, Haunting of Bailey Manoro And midnight Mass. For Flanagan’s next Netflix horror series, he’s tackling another master of horror literature, Edgar Allan Poe. Netflix announces Flanagan the fall of the house of Asher Series on 6 October.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.]
Netflix doesn’t have a premiere date yet and it’s still early in Flanagan’s writing process, let alone casting. However, Netflix does provide some important basic information. So here’s how many episodes to expect, and what the fall of the house of Asher was to begin with.
Mike Flanagan’s ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ will have 8 episodes on Netflix
Netflix press release confirms eight episodes Usher’s building collapse. It’s not the most episodes of the Flanagan series, but it’s not the least either. midnight Mass There was only seven. The Haunting of Bailey Manoro nine done and Hill House Haunt 10 done.
Given, Bailey Manoro And Hill House There were entire novels to be adapted into episodes nine and 10. Poe was a short story writer and Usher’s building collapse was one of them. Luckily, Flanagan has big plans in store.
What Is ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ About?
Roderick Usher invites the narrator to his home, where his sister Madeline is ill. Roderick believes his house is alive. When Madeline dies, Roderick and the narrator hear hoarse and loud noises in the house. It turns out that Madeline was running from his grave, as she was not actually dead. Roderick sounds like a role for Henry Thomas, and Madeline for Kate Siegel.
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Netflix says Flanagan’s the fall of the house of Asher The series will incorporate Poe’s additional works. So, who could he include? Perhaps The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart Or the pit and the Pendulum. Those are famous. Flanagan certainly knows some obscure Poe that would be perfect for a horror series.
There is also a precedent for horror series that include multiple works by the same author. Castle Rock Mixed characters in Stephen King’s stories. Flanagan adapts King Ko Gerald’s Game And doctor sleep So he has shown his skill in adaptation.
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Po’s the fall of the house of Asher Inspired many films. There was a 1928 silent film. Roger Corman’s 1960 house of usher Vincent Price played the role of Roderick in the film. Price also starred in Poe adaptations. Red Death Spectacle, Ravenna And the pit and the Pendulum.
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The most recent feature film adaptation took place in 2006. Ken Russell directed Ushera’s louse fall in 2002. It still uses Roderick and Madeline Usher. A 1989 film starring Oliver Reed as Roderick and Donald Pleasance as Walter Usher. Martin Landau starred as Roderick in a 1979 TV movie. Robert Hayes plays the visitor, not his wife (Charlene Tilton).
The infamous Spanish director Jesus Franco made Revenge in the House of Usher. Additional feature films were released in 1950 and 1974, as well as several short films.