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House of Usher (1960)

 -  Horror  -  22 June 1960 (USA)
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A man, upon entering his fiancées's family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

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After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher and Nina <rocher@fiberbit.net><sinadone@hotmail.com>

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Edgar Allan Poe's overwhelming tale of EVIL & TORMENT See more »

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The Fall of the House of Usher  »

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Some of the footage from the fire sequence would be reused in later films. Roger Corman never expected the audience to recognize this footage. See more »

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Although Bristol has Philip remove his boots as soon as he arrives, and Roderick makes a big deal of it, Philip only has them off for the initial meeting. He has his boots on for the remainder of the film. See more »

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Philip Winthrop: You have murdered your sister, Mr. Usher, and I intend to see that you hang for it.
Roderick Usher: Arrange it quickly then. The old house crumbles.
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Tainted bloodline. Creepy thriller.
10 February 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Director Roger Corman does his thing with a classic piece from Edgar Allan Poe. A visually fantastic production. A tense and moody horror tale of a young Bostonian (Mark Damon)traveling to the Usher family mansion to collect his beautiful bride-to-be(Myrna Fahey). The eager suitor is told by her brother(Vincent Price)that the family's blood has been cursed and he should rethink a marriage.

The mansion, surroundings and atmosphere bring a chill. The evasive Price is very convincing in his role as doting brother and master of the house. Great spooky movie to watch on a rainy night.


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