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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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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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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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Edited from The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) See more »

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Yick!
19 January 2011 | by (The House of Good Schlock) – 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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