• Director Mike Flanagan has shared some chilling behind-the-scenes footage of the film. Fall of the House of Usher actress Lulu Wilson holding the same Ouija board used in his film Ouija: Origin of Evil.
  • Lulu Wilson, known for her roles in horror films such as Annabelle: Creation And The Haunting of Hill House played a significant role in the series Fall of the House of Usher like a teenage version of Madeline Usher.
  • Fall of the House of Usher is Flanagan’s extraordinary masterpiece, featuring a talented ensemble cast that includes Bruce Greenwood, Rahul Kohli, Carla Gugino, Mark Hamill, Mary McDonnell and Willa Fitzgerald.

Now that the strikes are over, actors and directors have flocked to social media to share behind-the-scenes details, photos and videos of their latest projects. One one of the most talked about series last month was Fall of the House of Usher. Creator and modern horror icon Mike Flanagan shared countless photos Edgar Allan PoeThe show’s insanely talented ensemble cast. Now Flanagan’s latest image has a chilling connection to one of the director’s most underrated films. Ouija: Origin of Evil.

The new image has director and actress Lulu Wilson holding a Ouija board. However, this isn’t any old Hasbro board game, as Flanagan reveals that it was the same screen board from his 2016 supernatural nightmare. Ouija: Origin of Evil. Wilson starred in this film, which became one of her first big roles. Wilson has since gone on to have a huge career in the horror genre, starring in the beloved film. Annabelle: Creation, The Haunting of Hill HouseAnd Becky movies. Although she was only in one episode Fall of the House of UsherWilson played a huge role in the series. Playing the teenage version of Madeline Usher, she brilliantly helped Usher earn half of his fortune. However, in this case it is probably best described as misfortune.

The same Ouija board can be seen in the twins’ room after their mother apparently passes away and Madeline’s brother, Roderick Usher, is awakened by a storm outside. The twins then discovered that their mother was still alive. Their mom dug her way out of a backyard grave to kill her ex-boss, who also happens to be Madeline and Roderick’s father. It was a traumatic experience that changed the brother and sister’s lives forever and set them on a path of revenge. A path that would also lead to the downfall of their entire bloodline.

Mike Flanagan – modern master of horror

House of Usher marked the end of an era for Flanagan, particularly his Netflix era. Although the director had been a niche horror genre mastermind in society for a few years prior, when he released his first series, Hill House, on stream in 2018, significantly changed the genre landscape. He entered the mainstream without losing what made his work special. With every passing project, be it The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass or Midnight Club, Flanagan reminded us that his horror family is largely absent. That’s why House of Usher, another of the director’s masterpieces, felt so special. It felt like Flanagan was putting together his version of The Avengers from all of his past works for one hell of a Netflix swan song. With old favorites like Bruce Greenwood, Rahul Kohli And Carla Gugino leading the way with amazing new additions such as Mark Hamill, Mary McDonnell And Willa FitzgeraldFlanagan put on one of the best shows of the year.

Fall of the House of Usher currently streaming on Netflix with other Flanagan shows and films from the catalogue. This includes Before I wake up, Quiet, Gerald’s GameAnd Ouija: Origin of Evil. In the latter case, Flanagan managed to do the impossible by making an excellent prequel to the arguably bad original film. Origin of Evil has a certified fresh rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. and you can watch Flanagan’s new behind-the-scenes séance b.OArd image below.

Fall of the House of Usher

Siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher built a pharmaceutical company into an empire of wealth, privilege and power; However, secrets are revealed when the heirs of the Usher dynasty begin to die.

Date of issue
October 12, 2023

Carla Gugino, Willa Fitzgerald, Mary McDonnell, Kate Siegel

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Mike Flanagan