Mike Flanagan has become not only one of my favorite directors, but also my favorite people. Each of his works combines brilliant character work with real heart and horror. The Haunting of Hill House and The midnight club alone they are brilliant. Next up for the director is Edgar Allen Poe The Fall of the House of Usher.
During an interview with shellFlanagan described the upcoming Poe project and we’re already dying to see it.
“It’s crazy. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done, but in the other direction,” Flanagan said. “My favorite way to describe it to people is that ‘Hill House’ is kind of a string quartet, and ‘Bly Manor’ is this delicate, beautiful piece of classical piano music and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ is heavy metal. It’s rock ‘n’ roll.”
Flanagan went on to say that this is “the closest to Giallo”. he said. “It’s wild. It’s colorful and dark and gore and mean and funny and aggressive and scary and hilarious. I never got to work on anything like this. I’ve left it all out on the field with it and it’s just bombastic fun. I’m really excited for them to find a way out, because I think both ‘The Midnight Club’ and ‘Usher’ in particular are just going in their drastically different directions and side by side they’re fascinating to me.”
The cast includes Bruce Greenwood, alongside Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Mark Hamill, Carl Lumbly, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Zach Gilford and Kate Siegel.
Flanagan’s House of Usher he will start again with the workings of that story, but once again he will combine it with other works of Poe.
Flanagan rock and roll Giallo? I am beyond within.