Monday, October 23, 2023

A Touch Of Edgar Allan Poe: Netflix’s Horror And Drama Series ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ Offers A Homage To The Late, Great Writer

 I’ve been an Edgar Allan Poe aficionado since I was a teenager, so I was curious to see what the Netflix miniseries The Fall of the House of Usher did with Poe’s characters, stories and poems. 

I enjoyed the interesting horror and drama miniseries, which is homage of sorts to the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Brian Tallerico at www. offers a good review of the miniseries:   

“The Fall of the House of Usher” updates the work of Edgar Allan Poe for the era of Big Pharma, turning his most famous tales into a sprawling story of the decline of a wealthy American family. It’s “Succession” meets The Tell-Tale Heart, a story of vengeance, power, betrayal, and bloody parts. It can sometimes feel simultaneously overcrowded in its cramming in of various sources and narratively thin at the same time, but Mike Flanagan’s craft and his assemblage of returning performers keep this pendulum swinging through eight grisly episodes of horror television that should appeal to any fans of “The Haunting of Hill House” or “Midnight Mass.” In a month filled with surprisingly lackluster new streaming shows and films for horror fans, it’s a highlight.

You can read the rest of the review via the below link: 

The Fall of the House of Usher movie review (2023) | Roger Ebert

You can also read my Philadelphia Weekly Crime Beat column on Poe in Philadelphia below: 

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