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Revenge in the House of Usher -- A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse.


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Release Date:
6 May 1988 (France) See more »
Dr. Alan Harker receives an invitation and arrives at the house of his former professor at the Prague University... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jess Franco's Bloody Moon
 (From Fangoria. 21 December 2008, 12:43 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Howard Vernon ... Eric Usher

Antonio Mayans ... Alan Harker (as Robert Foster)

Lina Romay ... 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)

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
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(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco 
Edgar Allan Poe  story "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Produced by
Jesús Franco .... producer (as J.P. Johnson)
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Pablo Villa)
Daniel White  (as Pablo Villa)
Cinematography by
Jesús Franco 
Alain Hardy (additional shoot)
Film Editing by
Laura Arias 

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Also Known As:
"Zombie 5" - USA (alternative title)
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93 min | Argentina:95 min | France:78 min (censored version)
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I concur, 22 February 2000
Author: JHC3 from Seattle, Washington

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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