[Review] THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (2023, Netflix) Eps 5 – 8: A MUST SEE for any Edgar Allan Poe Fan

The Grue-Crew review THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (2023, Netflix) Episodes 5 thru 8 on Gruesome Magazine episode 482. 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 5 thru 8

Synopsis: “The Tell-Tale Heart” – Victorine inches closer to testing her heart technology on a patient until tensions erupt between her and Alessandra. Dupin makes a chilling confession. “Goldbug” – Pym digs up disturbing information on Verna. With her marriage on the decline, Tamerlane hosts a turbulent product launch that shatters expectations. “The Pit and the Pendulum ” – A furious Frederick sets out to handle unfinished business. Madeline receives an ominous message at an old haunt. Dupin grows wary of Roderick’s motives. “The Raven” – In 1980, Roderick and Madeline seize a chance to cement their fortune–for a price. Decades later, the remaining Ushers reckon with the consequences.

  • Available Streaming on NETFLIX beginning October 12, 2023
  • Directed by: Mike Flanagan, Michael Fimognari
  • Writers: Mike Flanagan, Emmy Grinwis, Justina Ireland, and more
  • 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.