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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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Eric Usher
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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
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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)
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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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Brazilian independent filmmaker (and Jess Franco fan) Felipe M. Guerra was responsible for a fan-cut that tried to reconstruct the original director's version of this movie (now considered lost). Guerra used parts of the other two versions, on VHS and DVD, eliminating all additional scenes of each one and keeping the original audio in Spanish. The result was shown in a special exhibition on Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre (Brazil), on May 19, 2016, with the presence of actor Antonio Mayans. After the projection, in a Q & A, Mayans said that this was the first time he saw the film as it was originally conceived by Jess, and thanked Felipe for having "restored dignity" to the project. The Spanish actor also confirmed that the additional scenes of the French version (the only one commercially released until now) were not directed by Jess, but by Olivier Mathot. See more »

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Yick!
19 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I really have to give up on Jess Franco movies. This film was a total ripoff for anybody expecting a gory version of a Poe adaption. It had very little to do with Poe's famous story and much to do with Franco's previous Dr. Orloff film. A good chunk of this mess is scenes from Orloff and looks like what it is: padding. The box art for the version I saw has a woman being menaced with a power drill: no such scene exists in this movie. What does remain of Poe is a badly done retread of earlier efforts concerning the fall of the house of Usher: all done better by the 1960 film by Roger Corman. Nothing to recommend. I have heard there is a Spanish version that is completely different and much better but at this point who cares?! Avoid!


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