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The House of Usher (1989)

R | | Horror | 13 April 1989 (USA)
An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that ... See full summary »

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Alan Birkinshaw
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Cast overview:
Oliver Reed ... Roderick Usher
Donald Pleasence ... Walter Usher
Romy Windsor ... Molly McNulty
Rufus Swart Rufus Swart ... Ryan Usher
Norman Coombes Norman Coombes ... Clive Derrick
Anne Stradi Anne Stradi ... Mrs. Derrick
Carole Farquhar Carole Farquhar ... Gwen
Philip Godawa Philip Godawa ... Dr. Bailey (as Philip Godewa)
Lenorah Ince Lenorah Ince ... Child
Jonathan Fairbirn Jonathan Fairbirn ... Child
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An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and Roderick himself isn't far behind. Can Ryan and Molly escape from the doomed mansion before the curse of Usher claims them as well? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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English

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13 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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The Fall of the House of Usher See more »

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The main title theme (which is also played several times throughout the movie) is actually the main title theme from Gary Chang's score for John Frankenheimer's film 52 Pick-Up (1986). See more »


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Written by Mavis and Bob Esty
Performed by Mavis
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Dire adaptation of classic horror
11 September 1999 | by filmbuff-51See all my reviews

Harry ALan Towers' produced this, another remake of Poe's classic tale. Oliver Reed does a lot of whispering and Donald Pleasence runs around a lot with his chainsaw. Not really a very good film but worth a look for it's two stars, who are again lumbered with a none too bright script.The youngsters Rufus Swart and Romy Windsor are positively dire, but scenes like a hungry rat being placed on a man's privates are quite fun to watch.


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