The Fall of the House of Usher director Mike Flanagan has taken to Twitter to share some new behind-the-scenes photos from the acclaimed Netflix horror drama series, giving us an insight into how certain sequences were filmed in the process.
The shots range from fun, to candid, to quite gruesome, as one photo features several cast members in full make-up/prosthetics for their respective characters' death scenes.
Though this really shouldn't be considered much of a spoiler since it's confirmed in the opening few minutes of the show, the Usher family members don't just lose their power and social standing, but their lives - in various creative, gruesome, and (mostly) well-deserved ways.
The facilitator of the Ushers' grim demises is the mysterious Verna (Carla Gugino), who is ultimately revealed to be a manifestation of The Raven from Poe's most famous poem. She is present for, and in some cases orchestrates, the deaths of Madeline and Roderick Usher, his children, and beloved granddaughter, and some of the kills are downright brutal.
Check out the snaps at the links below.
"Ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth," reads the official synopsis.
Flanagan has assembled a typically stacked cast, including Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Michael Trucco, T’Nia Miller, Paola Nuñez, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Willa Fitzgerald, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd and Annabeth Gish.
Kyleigh Curran, Igby Rigney and Robert Longstreet also star.
The Fall of the House of Usher marks the fifth Netflix series for Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy under their Intrepid Pictures overall deal, after The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and recent Christopher Pike adaptation The Midnight Club.
Mike Flanagan and Michael Fimognari each directed four episodes.