The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey

I actually found a VHS three-pack of these Vincent Price/Roger Corman/Edgar Allen Poe movies. Well worth the two dollars the thrift store charged me for it, too. Heh, jokes on them, I could’ve just gotten them for free online! Er, wait…

A man comes to the Usher family house in hopes of marrying the woman, but her crazy older brother (with very sensitive hearing) claims that there’s a curse on their house and their family line, and that he just needs to leave before things get worse. When he refuses, the girl apparently dies and they bury her in the family plot. BUT SHE WASN’T REALLY DEAD!!! BUM BUM BUMMMM!!!

It’s not a bad version of the horror classic, and of course Vincent Price is great, but it’s not really anything to write home about, either. Maybe it’s just because all these Poe stories are so well known that there’s really no surprise in it. But… maybe someone has watched the movie before reading the story? No. That wouldn’t happen, what was I thinking?

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