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People are freaking out over Netflix horror series with 'mind-bending' story from modern horror master
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People are freaking out over Netflix horror series with 'mind-bending' story from modern horror master

This Netflix horror series has fans freaked out - and for good reason.

When watching an unsettling series on Netflix, oftentimes the part that freaks you out can be jump scares, creepy characters, or gore.

In the case of this underrated gem of a Netflix series, it has all of the above and so much more, and is completely freaking out viewers.

If you ask me though, what’s even scarier than that can be taking something incredibly real, such as a dysfunctional family – and having it be plagued by the supernatural.

All the best horror movies have real people at its core – and once again this is something that this show has in droves.

The show in question is Fall of the House of Usher, a Netflix series by modern horror master Mike Flanagan.

The writer-director has produced some of the best modern horrors for both TV and Film, creating the Haunting of Hill House series, as well as Midnight Mass and The Shining legacy sequel Doctor Sleep.

For many though, his newest show Fall of the House of Usher is the epitome of his work – and its mind-bending story has horror fans losing their minds.

The show is inspired by different short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, taking tales from the original world’s creepiest man, and transposing them to the modern day.

Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher.

The story follows the Usher family, led by patriarch Roderick Usher, as supernatural forces beset Roderick and his kids.

The cast is absolutely stacked, featuring Flanagan favourites such as his wife Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, and Zach Gilford, whilst being joined by Hollywood heavyweights Mark Hamill and Bruce Greenwood.

Without spoiling too much – the slow decay of the family gives the series an unsettling inevitability as progressively more terrifying and creepy things continue to happen to the Ushers.

Whilst it released last year, it was recently rediscovered by a fan in Netflix group ‘Netflix Bangers’.

Rahul Kohl as Napoleon Usher.

They posted a poster of the show and said: “The Fall of the House of Usher is an underrated series that stands as a brilliantly written and masterfully executed mind-bending narrative.

“The surprise in witnessing the intricately built world, coupled with hints of supernatural suspense, will undoubtedly keep you on the edge of your seat.

“It's a watch that is undeniably worth your time and attention.

“Even though it's late, I feel like this underrated gem needs to be discussed. Let's talk about it.”

Members of the group were in unaninmous agreement, with one commenting ‘This was awesome’.

Another posted a comment saying: “Agreed. I definitely had to push through the first couple of episodes as I didn’t understand where it was going - worth it tho. Such a good story line. Pretty gory too.”

Flanagan’s show had a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes at 90%, with The Guardian’s Leila Latif calling it ‘a gleefully terrifying take on Edgar Allan Poe’.

Topics: Horror, Netflix, Film and TV