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


Roderick Usher: See to the crypt, will you?


Roderick Usher: I suggest you leave, Mr. Winthrop. No? Then perish with us.


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Roger Corman learned that there was an old barn in Orange County, CA, that was about to be demolished. He was able to strike a deal that would allow him to burn the barn at night and film it. The resulting footage was so good that it was used not only in the climax of this film but in later "Poe" films as well.
The stark landscape that Mark Damon rides through was the site of a fire in the Hollywood hills. Roger Corman had heard of the fire on the radio and went to the location the next day with his crew to do the shots of Damon.
This film was one of the early examples of American International Pictures' occasional practice of distributing a feature under two different titles. In some areas the main title, and the ad campaign, read "The Fall of the House of Usher." In other areas, the main title, and the ad campaign, read simply "House of Usher." This also carried over to the 16mm U.S. television syndication prints in which one, or the other title, would appear on the print itself.
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National Film Registry

House of Usher

Released 1960
Inducted 2005
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