While there’s never a bad time to dig into a new horror show or movie, the weeks leading up to Halloween are some of the best. Thankfully, Netflix has our back and has released “The Fall of the House of Usher,” a new horror series that’s incredibly popular with fans of “The Haunting of Hill House.” They’ve been flocking to social media to praise the new release in droves!
- “The Fall of the House of Usher” is written by Mike Flanagan. In case you forgot, Flanagan is the one who wrote “The Haunting of Hill House.” The new show just so happens to be based on the creepy old story of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe, which makes for a great premise. Better yet, “The Fall of the House of Usher” even shares some cast members with “The Haunting of Hill House” — Carla Gugino and Kate Siegel are in the new show, which is a huge bonus.
- Viewers and critics alike are loving the new Netflix release. Even though it literally only hit the streaming platform on Thursday, October 12, “The Fall of the House of Usher” already has an impressive 92% Rotten Tomatoes, which is no small feat. Something tells me that number will only be going up from there!
- So wait, what is “The Fall of the House of Usher” actually about? It’s complicated, of course, but Netflix summarizes the plot of the eight-episode first series as follows: “To secure their fortune – and future – two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.”
- Horror fans can’t stop raving about how good it is. While “The Haunting of Hill House” was the last great horror release, those who were dedicated to that series are loving this one for the thrills it provides. “The Fall of the House of Usher is my new favorite now. Sorry. DND for a while,” one person wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Another added, “The Fall of The House of Usher is already starting off bomb. this cast is amazing!!!!” A third person wrote, “Mygod, it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve been this hooked on a non-sitcom, American show. Gothic horror is such a fun genre to watch, you know.”
If this sounds like your cup of tea, you can now watch all eight episodes of “The Fall of the House of Usher” on Netflix. That’s your weekend plans sorted!