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The House of Usher (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  15 September 2006 (USA)
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Three years after her lover, Rick Usher, and her best friend, Maddy Usher, had suddenly disappeared from her life without explanation, Jill Masters receives a phone call with news of ... See full summary »

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Jill Michaelson
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Mrs. Thatcher
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Rupert Johnson (as Stephen C. Fischer)
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Maddy Usher
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Nurse Lambert
Robin Kurian ...
Shay
Jason Fields ...
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Jamey Jasta ...
Mini Cooper Guy
Ann Howland ...
Edith (as Ann Richardson Howland)
Henry Ebinger ...
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Tim Hancock ...
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Nicholas Lapolla ...
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Three years after her lover, Rick Usher, and her best friend, Maddy Usher, had suddenly disappeared from her life without explanation, Jill Masters receives a phone call with news of Maddy's death. Her last wish was for Jill to attend her funeral. Conflicted, Jill returns to the house of Usher, a remote New England enclave. Her love affair with Rick is rekindled as she learns he suffers from the same malady that robbed his twin sister, Maddy, of her sharp mind before taking her life. His affliction is manifested in a rare nerve condition, which renders him hyper-sensitive. Under the watchful eye of the caretaker, Nurse Thatcher, Jill appears to be haunted by the ghost of Maddy, and the secret of the house of Usher is exposed Written by Anonymous

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La casa degli Usher  »

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$130,000 (estimated)
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Judy Allan Poe, a descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, took part in the funeral scene. See more »

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Don't be looking for the Price classic.
7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There really isn't much story here, so it is hard to imagine how this film can be retold. However, there is a twist in this retelling that makes for some interesting imaginings.

It is a Gothic tale with a very wooden Austin Nichols as Roderick Usher, a man who is dying, and dying to continue the family linage, and the curse as well. Izabella Miko, a really hot choice, is his old girlfriend brought back to complete his mission. She is caught in his web, although one has to wonder why, as he has no charm whatsoever.

She tries to escape once she discovers the awful family secret, but it is to no avail. It is only through the intervention of the creepy housekeeper, Mrs. Thatcher (Beth Grant), that she has a chance. Mrs Thatcher hates her, so it's hard to see how she will escape.

That's pretty much it. Like I said, there is not a of of story in this creepy Gothic by Edgar Allen Poe. It would probably be better to see Roger Corman's version.

Or, you could wait later this year for the gay version.


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