11 Edgar Allan Poe Movies to Watch Before (or After) Mike Flanagan’s ‘Fall of the House of Usher’

Queue up these adaptations starring horror icons Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and more

Vincent Price in The Masque of the Red Death
American International Pictures

Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix series, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which premieres on Netflix on Oct. 12, blends several Edgar Allan Poe stories into a dark tale of a wealthy family’s decline and destruction.

If you need a crash course on the works of Poe beforehand, or want to do a deeper dive after you binge the series, here are the most essential film adaptations of the macabre master’s work.

If you want to pare the list down even more, start with Roger Corman’s fantastic series of Poe films from the 1960s, most of which starred horror legend Vincent Price.


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