The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 4, Episode 5

Usher II (17 Aug. 1990)
"The Ray Bradbury Theater" Usher II (original title)

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After fantasy and horror books were banned, librarian William Stendahl builds a replica of Edgar Allan Poe's "House of Usher" and populates it with androids set to murder government officials.



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Introduction
Ian Mune ...
Stuart Devenie ...
Garrett (as Stewart Devinie)
Desmond Kelly ...
Dr. Steffans (as Des Kelly)
Alice Fraser ...
Miss Blunt
Susan Wilson ...
Miss Pope


Twenty years after the government has banned all fantasy novels, Stendahl seeks revenge by building an enormous castle populated by androids and based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. When the government censor, Garrett, comes to inform him it will be burned to the ground. Stendahl kills Garrett and replaces him with an android to lure the other members of the government censor committee to his castle and destroy them in a suitable manner. Written by Gislef

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Stendahl: In this house, copper bats fly in make-believe attics. Brass rats scuttle in plastic cellars. Robot skeletons rattle in dreary closets.
Garrett: Robot skeletons?
Stendahl: Vampires, wolves, phantoms. Done with chemicals and ingenuity.
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Instead of the usual series theme, more appropriate gothic horror music (with choir, harpsichord, and organ) is heard over the closing credits. See more »

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