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Revenge in the House of Usher (1983)

Not Rated | | Horror | 6 May 1988 (France)
A young doctor visits the secluded home of his ailing mentor - Eric Usher - who believes the house itself is alive and plotting to drive him insane, manifesting itself through ghostly apparitions.

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Credited cast:
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Eric Usher
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Alan Harker (as Robert Foster)
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Maria, the Housekeeper
Fata Morgana ...
Edmunda, Usher's Wife
Ana Galán ...
Ana, the Maid
Antonio Marín ...
Mathias (Spanish version)
Daniel White ...
Dr. Seward (as Daniel Villiers)
José Llamas ...
Adrien, the Stable Boy
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Melissa (French version)
Helena Garret ...
First Victim
Analía Ivars ...
Caged Girl (French version) (as Joan Virly)
Olivier Mathot ...
Morpho (French version)
Flavia Mayans ...
Murdered Girl (as Flavia Hervás)
Valerie Russel ...
Caged Girl (French version)
Jean Tolzac ...
Mathias (French version)
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Dr. Alan Harker receives an invitation and arrives at the house of his former professor at the Prague University, Roderic Usher, who lives with his housekeeper Helen in an old castle. Dr. Usher is insane, living with ghosts, and invites his former student Harker to proceed with his research. He tells to Harker that when his daughter Melissa died many years ago, he had developed a means to reanimate her using the blood of prostitutes. Along many years, Dr. Usher and his assistant Morpho kidnapped and killed many young women to keep Melissa alive. But when Harker meets Dr. Seward, who is the doctor of Dr. Usher, he explains that Dr. Usher is delusional. What is the truth about Dr. Usher and his secret? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Several scenes in black and white from "The Awful Dr. Orlof" (1962) were used in the third cut of the film as flashbacks of a young Usher, since Usher and Orlof were interpreted by the same actor, Howard Vernon. See more »

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Version of La chute de la maison Usher (1928) See more »

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A hack job...
25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Starring the usual Franco stalwart Howard Vernon (in terrible white pancake makeup), this one is awful, simply awful. The dubbing, the acting, the prosthetics, the makeup, everything....

This just goes to show you what a schlock director Jess Franco had become. A third year film student could do better than this.

It doesn't even hold a candle of Roger Corman's HOUSE OF USHER (1960). Nowhere close...

Other than having a couple of cute Spanish chicks, this waste of celluloid that has nothing going for it.

1 out of 10 for being such a silver nitrate waste


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