Netflix viewers horrified by ‘cruel beast’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 13, 2023 - 09:53PM
The Fall of the House of Usher is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s tales (Picture: Netflix)

New horror series has been branded a ‘cruel beast’ by astonished viewers.

The latest thriller from, who was also behind the streamer’s, has captivated audiences after taking them on ‘quite some journey.’

Based on the tales of gothic poet Edgar Allan Poe, follows the Usher family, headed by patriarch Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood), and the vast pharmaceutical empire they have built up and its miracle drug, Ligodone.

As well as facing an impending lawsuit over deaths and corruption linked to his company, Roderick, his twin sister Madeline (Mary McDonnell), and their sinister lawyer Arthur Pym (Mark Hamill) must field controversies and Scan**ls brought to his door by his six children.

Viewers flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their verdict on the Fall of the House of Usher, and, spoiler alert, they were terrified.

One impressed fan raved: ‘3 episodes into #FalloftheHouseofUsher. This show is a beast in the best way. Angrier than Flanagan’s previous outings, and more cruel, but all with clear purpose and exquisite execution.’

The series follows the Usher family who have built a vast pharmaceutical empire (Picture: Netflix)
The series is the latest from creator Mike Flanagan (Picture: Netflix)

Another remarked: ‘We watched the whole thing today. What a perfect horror story. The way Poe is made some completely, horrifying, and depressingly relevant to the present day. Each episode is a gut punch.’

‘#FalloftheHouseofUsher had me by the throat. It’s all I can think about,’ a third said.

The Fall of the House of Usher isn’t the only Netflix show to have left a lasting impression on viewers over the past few days.

After watching , many social media viewers vowed they would dispose of their e-cigarettes.

Others, meanwhile, have begged Netflix to commission a season 2 of dramedy Everything Now after .

Hopefully, the bigwigs will listen to their pleas as they were when Mike’s young adult horror series The Midnight Club was axed.

The Fall of the House of Usher is available to stream on Netflix.