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House of Usher Overview:

House of Usher (1960) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman and James H. Nicholson.

House of Usher was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

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House of Usher (1960)

By Beatrice on Feb 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time

House of Usher Directed by Roger Corman Written by Richard Matheson based on “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe 1960/USA Alta Vista Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Roderick Usher: No. None whatever. The films Roger Corman directed himself tend to be the best ... Read full article


When A House Falls Silently, Twice – The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1928)

By Michael on Oct 31, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of The House of Usher has been the subject of a number of filmic adaptations over the years, and while most fans of horror films consider Roger Corman‘s 1960 take to be the go-to version, I’d like to submit a couple of other, much earlier versions for you... Read full article


When A House Falls Silently, Twice – The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1928)

By Michael on Oct 31, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of The House of Usher has been the subject of a number of filmic adaptations over the years, and while most fans of horror films consider Roger Corman‘s 1960 take to be the go-to version, I’d like to submit a couple of other, much earlier versions for you... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF USHER (1960)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 21, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Roger Corman's series of Poe adaptations begins with House of Usher (1960), which sets the tone for the later films and establishes Vincent Price as Corman's ideal Gothic figure, a cultured, romantic, but fatally haunted central character entangled by strange twists of fate. Screenwriter Richard Mat... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF USHER (1960)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 21, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Roger Corman's series of Poe adaptations begins with House of Usher (1960), which sets the tone for the later films and establishes Vincent Price as Corman's ideal Gothic figure, a cultured, romantic, but fatally haunted central character entangled by strange twists of fate. Screenwriter Richard Mat... Read full article


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Quotes from

Philip Winthrop: You have murdered your sister, Mr. Usher, and I intend to see that you hang for it.
Roderick Usher: Arrange it quickly then. The old house crumbles.


Roderick Usher: Did you know that I could hear the scratching of her fingernails on the casket lid?


Roderick Usher: [shouting] Be done.
Philip Winthrop: What?
Roderick Usher: I think I rave.
Philip Winthrop: You said be done.


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Facts about

This film marked a major change in the career of Roger Corman. Instead of producing two low-budget black-and-white films for release as a double feature, American-International agreed that he could use the budget to produce one higher-budget movie, in CinemaScope and color instead.
This is the first title of a horror saga composed of eight movies that Roger Corman directed, all them based on Edgar Allan Poe's stories.
Vincent Price dyed his hair to play Roderick Usher.
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National Film Registry

House of Usher

Released 1960
Inducted 2005
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