When a fan requested if “The Fall of the Home of Usher” could be an “emotional rollercoaster” like his earlier exhibits, Flanagan took to Tumblr to warn them that that is meant to be a unique expertise. “This one is far more enjoyable — rather more depraved and darkish and humorous,” Flanagan mentioned. “We weren’t making an attempt for the emotional expertise of the others you talked about, this was all the time extra rock ‘n roll.”
Certainly, in some ways, it is a darker and angrier present — and it is all due to the Ushers themselves. In contrast to Flanagan’s different initiatives, we’re not following a gaggle of victims. Certain, the Ushers die off in horrible killings they’re technically victims of, however they’re removed from harmless. This whole ensemble is despicable, and watching them die horrible deaths is reasonably cathartic. They’re being punished, and never with out purpose. The youngsters are being compelled to pay for the sins of the daddy, however every episode makes it clear none of them are freed from sin. In addition to, every of them will get an opportunity to keep away from a horrible finish, however their horrible actions make their deaths equally grotesque.
So when Camille is mauled by a chimp or when Prospero dies in a horrific acid tub, it is onerous to really feel unhealthy for them. The Ushers usually are not like the Crains in “Hill Home” or the youngsters in “Midnight Membership,” whose deaths are tragic and unhappy. The Ushers are extra like youngsters in a “Friday the thirteenth” film, individuals who make us cheer once they get brutally killed. Rock ‘n roll child.