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The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century (2002)

Rock star Roddy Usher's wife is murdered and Rod is sent to a lunatic asylum in this gothic-comedy-horror-musical.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Johnston ...
Roderick Usher / Gory the Gorilla
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Madeline Usher / Masked Mary / Mummy / Dr. Wells (as Elize Russell)
Marie Findley ...
Nurse ABC Smith / Dream Woman
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Dr. Calahari
Lesley Nunnerley ...
Berenice (as Lesley Nunnerly)
Emma Millions ...
Pete Mastin ...
Ernest Valdemar (as Peter Mastin)
Sandra Scott ...
Beulah Von Birmingham
Alex 'Alien' Russell ...
Igor / Gory the Gorilla
Roger Wilkes ...
Gory the Gorilla
Claire Cannaway ...
Young Lenore Usher
Sam Kitcher ...
Young Allan Usher
Suki Uruma ...
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Mediaeval Baebes ...
Unholy Revellers (as Medieval Babes)
Jackie Lowe ...
Lunatic
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When rock star Roddy Usher's wife is murdered, he's sent to the county lunatic asylum, where the therapy is far more insane than the inmates. An amalgam of several Edgar Allan Poe stories, and a mixture of comedy, horror and musical genres. Written by theo

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Shot on camcorder in director Ken Russell's garage/studio, with a cast made up of friends and neighbors. See more »

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Version of House of Usher (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Tolling of the Bells
Music by James Johnston
Words by Edgar Allan Poe (as E.A. Poe)
Performed by Gallon Drunk
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Ken without producer; oh dear!
24 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

As a lifelong admirer of Ken's work I was very disappointed with this film. Not in the making of the film using home video, not in Ken's artistic vision, but in the muddle that his scripts and latest written work have become. Take away the producer looking over his shoulders as a critical friend and you have the pensioner trying to regain his long-lost youth in a kind of disordered teenage romp. Parts of the film raised a smile but only in a kind of 'shouldn't he have got over that at the age of sixteen' sort of way. Ken is so much better than this and I look forward to Tesla & Katherine with anticipation. Best forget 'Louse', I think!


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