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Revenge in the House of Usher (1983)

Dr. Alan Harker receives an invitation and arrives at the house of his former professor at the Prague University, Roderic Usher, who lives with his housekeeper Helen in an old castle. Dr. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Howard Vernon ...
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Alan Harker (as Robert Foster)
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Maria, the Housekeeper
Fata Morgana ...
Edmunda, Usher's Wife
Ana Galán ...
Ana, the Maid
Antonio Marín ...
Mathias (Spanish version)
Daniel White ...
Dr. Seward (as Daniel Villiers)
José Llamas ...
Adrien, the Stable Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Blanchard ...
Melissa (French version)
Helena Garret ...
First Victim
Flavia Hervás ...
Murdered Girl
Analía Ivars ...
Caged Girl (French version) (as Joan Virly)
Olivier Mathot ...
Morpho (French version)
Valerie Russel ...
Caged Girl (French version)
Jean Tolzac ...
Mathias (French version)
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Dr. Alan Harker receives an invitation and arrives at the house of his former professor at the Prague University, Roderic Usher, who lives with his housekeeper Helen in an old castle. Dr. Usher is insane, living with ghosts, and invites his former student Harker to proceed with his research. He tells to Harker that when his daughter Melissa died many years ago, he had developed a means to reanimate her using the blood of prostitutes. Along many years, Dr. Usher and his assistant Morpho kidnapped and killed many young women to keep Melissa alive. But when Harker meets Dr. Seward, who is the doctor of Dr. Usher, he explains that Dr. Usher is delusional. What is the truth about Dr. Usher and his secret? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Zombie 5  »

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The three versions of the film have completely different plots. In the original cut, Usher is a old killer tormented by the ghosts of his victims; in the second version, Usher is a supernatural being who needs human blood to stay alive; finally, in the third version, he was turned into a mad scientist who kidnaps village girls and use their blood to keep his daughter Melissa alive. See more »

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Bad, But Could Be a Lot Worse
26 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A traveler arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse: The brother's senses have become painfully acute, while his sister has become nearly catatonic.

Why has this film been given the new name of "Zombie 5"? I mean, sure, it is a stretch to say it is based on Poe's "House of Usher", but it is an even bigger stretch to try to say this somehow fits in the Italian "Zombie" franchise... not even close.

People seem to hate this film, and I can see why. The effects are terrible: the poor use of a spotlight to simulate a hand-held light, the strange eyeball. One reviewer said they fell asleep twice in the first fifteen minutes. I did not find it nearly all that bad. Cheesy, sure, A bit weak on plot, certainly. But I have seen a lot worse than this, even from Jess Franco.


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