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House of Usher

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House of Usher (1960)

79 min - Horror, Thriller - 21 June 1960
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After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

Director:  Roger Corman
Writers:  Richard Matheson

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Storyline

After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.


Collections: Roger Corman

Tagline: Edgar Allan Poe's demonic tale of The Ungodly... The Evil House of Usher

Genres: Horror, Thriller

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  21 June 1960

Box Office

Budget:  $270,000
Revenue:  $1,450,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Alta Vista Productions, American International Pictures (AIP)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 19 min