On a stormy night, Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood) invites an investigator named C. August Dupin (Carl Lumbly) to his home. He offers to uncover the truth about his family’s history of crime and violence.Immediately, Poeheads should raise their eyebrows as Doberman is a Poe character from other works than the one that gave this project its name, but Netflix and Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher only used The torso skeleton was based on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 story of the same name, with additional limbs based on Poe’s other works, including Mask of the Red Death, Murders in the Rue Morgue, This black cat, Pit and Pendulum, crow, There are a lot more. All of these nightmarish visions tie into the family drama that Usher provides for Dupin, giving the season a clever plot structure, as each chapter weaves a different Poe source into the whole of Usher In legendary stories.
As it turns out, nearly every branch of the Arthur family has been cut short by violent terror. How did Usher know all these gory details? “I know, because they told me,” Arthur said. “Before they died?” Dubin asks. “No, not before,” he replies in one of the many glimpses of Flanagan’s viciously dark sense of humor in the show. (Poe had one, too.) Roderick has been haunted by all his monstrous children, who have escaped this mortal circle, and it’s because it feels like the ghosts are finally coming for him that he’s ready to confess. He sees terrifying ghosts, including the recurring ghost of Weiner (Carla Gugino), a character who ties most of these tall tales together as a retributive force of retribution from which the devil comes to gain Take away what she deserves from a handsome man. The pain of others.
Arthur is recast as the head of a large pharmaceutical company he runs with his twin sister Madeleine (Mary MacDonald). Each episode features flashbacks to young Roderick (Zach Gilford), Madeline (Willa Fitzgerald) and Roderick’s first wife Annabelle Lee (played by Katie Parker). These tell the story of how the usher made his fortune, but they kind of drag down the narrative. What matters is that both Roderick and Madeleine were cruel, selfish creatures—and more importantly how they became that way. Even more interesting is seeing how their decisions affected Roderick’s many children, all of whom were torn apart by Poe’s most unforgettable creation.