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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)
Danielle McCarthy ...
Maddy Usher
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Nurse Lambert
Robin Kurian ...
Shay
Jason Fields ...
Club Guy
Jamey Jasta ...
Mini Cooper Guy
Ann Howland ...
Edith (as Ann Richardson Howland)
Henry Ebinger ...
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Chris Eagan ...
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Tim Hancock ...
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Nicholas Lapolla ...
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Patricia Durisin Barbera ...
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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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Many have arrived. Few have survived. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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La casa degli Usher  »

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$130,000 (estimated)
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Extremely boring house of Usher.
21 February 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The House of Usher" is called "the modern re-telling of Edgar Allen Poe's story from a female perspective".Yeah right,and I'm an alien invader from Pluto.First of all,the film fails as a thriller as it's extremely boring and lacks tension.Like so many earlier adaptations of Poe's work,this latest interpretation bears little resemblance to the source material.The cast is pretty terrible,albeit it's nice to see Polish beauty Izabella Miko in the main role.On the plus side the cinematography is great and the last 15 minutes are actually quite interesting to say the least.It's a shame that the rest of the film is so painfully dull.If you want a proper Poe's adaptations rent or buy a couple of Roger Corman's flicks.3 out of 10.


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