The Fall Of The House Of Usher

If you’ve seen Mike Flanagan’s previous Netflix shows, or his movies like “Doctor Sleep,” “Gerald’s Game,” and “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” you’ll encounter many familiar faces in “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Carla Gugino, one of Flanagan’s regular collaborators, is playing a “demonic shape-shifter” called Verna, whom Netflix has teased as being based on a “very famous Poe character.” (Putting that clue together with the raven mask on the poster, you can probably solve the mystery.) Gugino herself describes Verna as “the executor of fate or the executor of karma.” 

The rest of the cast includes…

  • Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher
  • Mary McDonnell as Madeline Usher
  • Carl Lumbly as Auguste Dupin
  • Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym
  • Michael Trucco as Rufus Griswold
  • T’Nia Miller as Victorine Lafourcade
  • Paola Núñez as Dr. Allessandra Ruiz
  • Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher
  • Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher
  • Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher
  • Rahul Kohli as Napoleon “Leo” Usher
  • Kate Siegel as Camille L’Espanaye
  • Sauriyan Sapkota as Prospero “Perry” Usher
  • Katie Parker as Annabel Lee
  • Crystal Balint as Morelle “Morrie” Usher
  • Matt Biedel as William “Bill” T. Wilson
  • Ruth Codd as Juno Usher
  • Annabeth Gish as Eliza
  • Igby Rigney as Toby
  • Robert Longstreet as Longfellow
  • Aya Furukawa as Tina
  • Daniel Jun as Julius
  • Zach Gilford as Young Roderick
  • Willa Fitzgerald as Young Madeline
  • Malcolm Goodwin as Young Dupin

As mentioned, some of these names are nods to other Edgar Allan Poe stories — including Matt Biedel’s character, whose name is taken from “William Wilson,” a story about a man who is haunted by his doppelganger. Rufus Griswold, meanwhile, is named after Poe’s nemesis, so presumably he’s antagonist-flavored.

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