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The House of Usher (1989)

R | | Horror | 13 April 1989 (USA)
An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that ... See full summary »

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A guest at a old mansion learns of its family curse.

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Walter Usher
Romy Windsor ...
Molly McNulty
Rufus Swart ...
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Norman Coombes ...
Clive Derrick
Anne Stradi ...
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Carole Farquhar ...
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Philip Godawa ...
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Lenorah Ince ...
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Jonathan Fairbirn ...
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An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and Roderick himself isn't far behind. Can Ryan and Molly escape from the doomed mansion before the curse of Usher claims them as well? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The main title theme (which is also played several times throughout the movie) is actually the main title theme from Gary Chang's score for John Frankenheimer's film 52 Pick-Up (1986). See more »

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Version of Fall of the House of Usher (2014) See more »

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Written by Mavis and Bob Esty
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good sets, lame ghosts
12 November 2003 | by (hollywood) – See all my reviews

A couple of obvious continuity problems caught my eye, but I won't get into it. I did not care for the ghosts and they were never explained. All viewers will feel extremely cheated by the ending.

It's set in a visual interesting House of Usher decorated mainly with flowing drapes and robed statues. That held my attention, but then I got angry about the last scene.


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