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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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Eric Usher
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Alan Harker (as Robert Foster)
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Maria, the Housekeeper
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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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The original version of this film, entitled "The Fall of the House of Usher", was shown only once in a fantastic film festival in Madrid. The bad reception from the public decreed the commercial death of the movie, forcing the director to shoot additional scenes that created two new completely different versions. Only the third version is available on DVD. See more »

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Edited from The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) See more »

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The Fall of the career of Jess Franco!
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Phew...I am a devoted fan of Jess Franco, but watching 3 incredibly awful movies of his in less than one week (this one, Oasis of the Zombies and The Castle of Fu Manchu) really isn't my admiration and respect for him doing much good! "Revenge in the House of Usher" is a very disappointing effort and it's a complete mystery to me what Franco intended to pull off by making it. Why filming another version of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale when there are already other (and better) movies made revolving on the tale of the Ushers? Why did Franco feel it was necessary to link Poe's tale with his own 60's chiller "The Awful Dr. Orloff"? And, more importantly, why in God's name did I spent 10 Pounds buying this DVD?? This movie has nothing to do with Poe, it's unimaginably boring and it lacks every form of action or excitement. Howard Vernon (him again) stars as an insane "doctor" who keeps on trying to resurrect his late daughter with the blood of young girls. Living with him in the ramshackle castle are some insane employees and a couple of ghosts from the past. 'Revenge in the House of Usher' is horribly slow and it completely lacks all the elements that made Jess Franco (in)famous! Lina Romay stars in this film, yet she keeps her clothes on and the only bit of violence there was to see were actually flashbacks. I can imagine Franco is proud of his "Awful Dr. Orloff" but that doesn't give him the right to re-edit entire sequences of it in other movies! Like every other reviewer here already pointed out: stay far away from this movie!


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