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The Fall of the House of Usher (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror  -  25 July 1982 (USA)
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After a long journey, a traveller and his wife arrive at the Usher mansion. Upon arriving, however, they discover that the mansion's sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, have ... See full summary »

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After a long journey, a traveller and his wife arrive at the Usher mansion. Upon arriving, however, they discover that the mansion's sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guests 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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Unintentionally campy
4 June 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Martin Landau tries to be at least a good character actor, but he can't save this trainwreck. Bad sets, bad makeup, a bad script, bad acting, bad directing - even the dog was bad.

All attempts at shock and creepiness end up as unintentional camp. Robert Hays is laugh-out-loud bad and Charlene Tilton is just taking up space as his pretty but vapid bride.

The best scene is the tavern at the beginning, but it's over all too soon, unlike the movie, which has 96 minutes left on its odometer.


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