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Conrado San Martín,
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
The original version of this film, entitled "The Fall of the House of Usher", was shown only once in a fantastic film festival in Madrid. The bad reception from the public decreed the commercial death of the movie, forcing the director to shoot additional scenes that created two new completely different versions. Only the third version is available on DVD. See more »
I understand that director Jesús Franco has a strong cult following and that when his name is attached to a film, it is something many people will pay attention to. Unfortunately, I did and I paid good money to rent this awful film. The problems with "Revenge in the House of Usher" are too numerous to mention, but I will provide a sampling.
First off, except for the name of Howard Vernon's character, this film has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Second, this is a slow-moving and intensely dull film, one which literally put me to sleep. I had to turn the film off and finish it several hours later. Sound familiar?
Third, the acting is atrocious. Perhaps this has something to do with the pathetic screenplay. I don't know nor do I care.
Fourth, a long, black and white portion in the middle of the film is taken directly from an earlier Franco film, also featuring Howard Vernon. I believe that it is from the original Dr. Orloff film, but I cannot confirm this since I have not yet viewed any of Franco's work that pre-dates 1970. This black and white section is provided as kind of a flashback from the point of view of Dr. Usher. Whatever.
Save your money and especially, save your precious time. Avoid this like you would the ebola virus. The only way I was able to finish the darn thing was so that I could write this review and warn users of the IMDb database.
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