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Revenge in the House of Usher (1983)

Not Rated | | Horror | 6 May 1988 (France)
A young doctor visits the secluded home of his ailing mentor - Eric Usher - who believes the house itself is alive and plotting to drive him insane, manifesting itself through ghostly apparitions.



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Credited cast:
Eric Usher
Alan Harker (as Robert Foster)
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:
Melissa (French version)
Helena Garret ...
First Victim
Analía Ivars ...
Caged Girl (French version) (as Joan Virly)
Olivier Mathot ...
Morpho (French version)
Flavia Mayans ...
Murdered Girl (as Flavia Hervás)
Valerie Russel ...
Caged Girl (French version)
Jean Tolzac ...
Mathias (French version)


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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6 May 1988 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie 5  »

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| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Several scenes in black and white from "The Awful Dr. Orlof" (1962) were used in the third cut of the film as flashbacks of a young Usher, since Usher and Orlof were interpreted by the same actor, Howard Vernon. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Zombie (2015) See more »

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Morpho forever!
7 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Amazing! Once again Franco hits the fan with an incredibly strange picture. Slow to the point of boredom, awfully cheap-looking (there is no photography to speak of), it is also extremely badly played. Howard Vernon hams it up a lot, and the whole thing looks more like a stage play than a cinema movie. There is no real plot, only typically Franco-ish characters (stupid, pointless, bored and flawed) filling the place with screams and talk. As Usher remembers the past, many sequences from THE AWFUL DOCTOR ORLOFF are inserted to achieve the running time of 90 minutes. No need to say, the ending of it all is more than welcome. Doctor Orlof strikes again! God bless Jess!

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