If you’re a fan of spine-tingling suspense, supernatural mysteries, and psychological horror, then you’re likely familiar with the name Mike Flanagan, who has carved a niche for himself in the world of horror.
This week, The Fall of the House of Usher arrives on the platform, and it might as well be Flanagan’s magnum opus. Luckily for Netflix subscribers, there’s a treasure trove of Flanagan’s other work also available on the platform.
From his iconic series to his gripping films, Netflix offers an extensive collection of Flanagan’s creations that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The fact that he has a revolving set of actors—from Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood to Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel—who appear in most of his work adds to the spookiness of his stories, giving it all an anthology feel.
If watching The Fall of the House of Usher puts you in the mood for a Mike Flanagan binge, you can watch the following movies and series on Netflix.
Every Mike Flanagan series on Netflix:
The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story The Fall of the House of Usher and others, this series is this year’s biggest horror extravaganza for Halloween. The story follows Roderick and Madeline Usher and their empire of greed that ultimately ends up costing the lives of their entire bloodline.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Flanagan’s follow-up to Hill House in The Haunting series takes us to the eerie Bly Manor, where love and loss intertwine with supernatural entities. This series weaves a poignant love story into its ghostly narrative, delivering both heartache and horror.
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel explores the harrowing tale of the Crain family and their haunted past. With its intricate storytelling and remarkable character development, The Haunting of Hill House offers a chilling experience that will leave you emotionally shaken.
The Midnight Club (2022)
The Midnight Club follows a group of terminally ill patients who share chilling tales of the supernatural with one another every night at midnight. This anthology series is a unique departure from Flanagan’s usual storytelling style, offering a fresh perspective on the horror genre.
Midnight Mass (2021)
In Midnight Mass, Flanagan explores the intricacies of faith and belief as a small island community faces mysterious and terrifying events following the arrival of a charismatic priest. With deep philosophical themes, this series is a thought-provoking supernatural thriller.
Every Mike Flanagan movie on Netflix:
Before I Wake (2016)
Starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, and Jacob Tremblay, Before I Wake explores the terrifying consequences of a young boy’s dreams becoming reality. It combines a heartwarming family drama with supernatural elements.
Doctor Sleep (2019)
A sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining, Doctor Sleep, starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson follows a grown-up Danny Torrance as he confronts a group of psychic vampires. Flanagan successfully pays homage to Kubrick’s classic while crafting a compelling narrative of his own. According to some sources, Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep got the nod of approval from Quentin Tarantino.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
Based on Stephen King’s novel, Gerald’s Game is a tense and claustrophobic thriller about a woman who gets trapped in a cottage after her husband dies during a tantalising game of role-play. Flanagan skillfully brings this psychological horror story to life, blending hazy hallucinations with horror.
One of Flanagan’s earlier works, this one is available to stream only on Netflix South Korea for now. Oculus tells the story of a haunted mirror that torments a family. With its non-linear narrative and spine-chilling atmosphere, it’s a gripping exploration of the blurred lines between reality and illusion.
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
This prequel to the 2014 film Ouija takes audiences back in time to witness a sinister tale involving a fraudulent seance business and a malevolent spirit. Flanagan’s direction injects life into the Ouija board horror trope.