Friday, September 7, 2012

House of Usher (1960) Roger Corman

Director: Roger Corman
Producer: Roger Corman and James H. Nicholson
Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, and Harry Ellerbe

House of Usher (1960) is an American International Pictures horror film starring Vincent Price, Myrna Fahey, and Mark Damon: the story is about a New England family cursed with madness, criminal conduct, and debauchery. The film was directed by Roger Corman and its screenplay written by Richard Matheson from the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by American author Edgar Allan Poe. The film was the first of eight Corman/Poe feature films. In 2005, the film was listed with the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film is also known as Fall of the House of Usher and The Mysterious House of Usher.

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