[Review] THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (2023, Netflix) Episodes 1 thru 4: Mike Flanagan Is At It Again

The Grue-Crew review THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (2023, Netflix) Episodes 1 thru 4 on Gruesome Magazine episode 478. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (2023, Netflix) Episodes 1 thru 4

Synopsis: “A Midnight Dreary” – A wealthy CEO faces a criminal investigation amid tragedy, trauma, and a supernatural threat. The Usher family learns an informant lurks among them. “The Masque of the Red Death” – Motivated by money and revenge, Perry hosts an exclusive masque-rave that takes a twisted turn. A young Roderick pitches a revolutionary new opioid. “Murder in the Rue Morgue” – In charge of the Ushers’ publicity, Camille conspires to spin controversy in her family’s favor and expose the grim details of her sister’s experiments. “The Black Cat” – Leo adopts a black cat who soon brings evil–and a mysterious woman–into his home, while Roderick struggles with terrifying hallucinations.

  • Available Streaming on NETFLIX beginning October 12, 2023
  • Directed by: Mike Flanagan, Michael Fimognari
  • Writers: Mike Flanagan, Emmy Grinwis, Justina Ireland
  • Based on the works of: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Cast: Carla Guigino, Bruce Greenwood, Mary McDonnell, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Samantha Sloyan, T-Nia Miller, Sauriyan Sapkota, Ruth Codd, Crystal Balint, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill
  • With: Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Michael Trucco, Matt Biedel, Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, Raola Nunez Lulu Wilson, Graham Verchere, Daniel Chae Jun


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.