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Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan to resurrect Edgar Allen Poe on Netflix

The Midnight Mass team will adapt Poe's pioneering short story The Fall of the House of Usher.

Netflix's Midnight Mass is Mike Flanagan's latest horror series. 

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Midnight Mass and Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan is taking on another horror pioneer: Edgar Allen Poe. Flanagan is working on a series based on The Fall of the House of UsherNetflix has announced. 

Poe's gothic short story was first published in 1893 in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, but the limited eight-episode drama series will be based on various works by Poe. Haunting of the House of Usher, anyone?

Flanagan previously updated classic horror authors into modern-day Netflix anthology series The Haunting of Hill House (based on the novel by Shirley Jackson) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (based on the work of Henry James), as well as creating the recent hit Midnight Mass and forthcoming series The Midnight Club (based on Christopher Pike's novels).

Flanagan will direct four of the episodes, while the other half will be helmed by Flanagan's regular cinematographer Michael Fimognari.

The Fall of the House of Usher has inspired several adaptations, including a 1928 French silent film; Roger Corman's 1960 film with Vincent Price; a 2006 Australian version; and operas by Claude Debussy and Philip Glass.