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

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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
Leslie 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 ...
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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 Zánik domu Usheru (1982) See more »

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Fire in the Rose
Music by James Johnston
Words by Lisi Tribble (as Elize Tribble)
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Worst film by a director of any standing ever
29 March 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is nothing more than a cheap ass home movie done by a director who should have known better.Its not that there is anything wrong with this being made but the look and feel of it is that of a goof made among friends over a weekend for their own amusement. Regrettably someone though the rest of the world would find it equally enjoyable and released it on an unsuspecting world.

The plot has Roderick Usher ending up in a asylum for murder where goth and allegedly racy things are going on. There music and jokes and tasteless stuff. Mostly there is an undying urge to turn the DVD off and put on one of Ken Russell's other films...anyone of them.

I'm a Ken Russell fan. I've always liked that fact that no matter what he did there was always something interesting to look at or see somewhere in the movie. Here there is nothing. Its a complete waste of time.

Oh how one of the cinema's great directors has fallen....


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