The Fall of the House of Usher Reviews

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December 2, 2019
A celebrated short story by Edgar Allan Poe has been considerably changed and expanded in its transition to the screen. It emerges nonetheless as a horror film better than the recent average in that department...
October 14, 2014
Vincent Price starts his scary-reign in colourful gothic horror style.
October 31, 2013
This film set the template for the Poe-Corman-Price series with its literate script, Corman's effective direction, Price's immersive emoting and brilliant employment of light and color.
October 22, 2013
A hallucinatory swirl of a movie that has the feel of an especially sharp nightmare.
October 6, 2013
Lavishly produced and visually gorgeous (thanks to the atmospheric photography of Floyd Crosby), Corman's gothic creepfest is still scary after all these years.
October 6, 2013
The film is riddled with strangeness and decay, which more than compensate for its clunky moments.
October 8, 2011
Weird and a touch silly, but despite being a B-picture made by a B-studio, neither Roger Corman nor Richard Matheson treat the film as a disposable drive-in time-waster.
February 13, 2010
A classical vessel for Roger Corman's modernist anxiety
August 18, 2008
It's not precisely the Edgar Allan Poe short story that emerges in House of Usher, but it's a reasonably diverting and handsomely mounted variation.
September 25, 2007
Corman's filmmaking runs on unchanneled energy and apocalyptic emotions; his is an art without craft.
September 25, 2007
A superlative Corman/AIP effort and a great beginning to a varying but always interesting series of horror films.
June 30, 2007
When Corman pitched the project to his superiors at American International Pictures, they asked, 'where's the monster?' Corman quickly replied, 'the house is the monster.'
February 18, 2007
April 5, 2006
Certainly some elements are dated now, and Price's fellow actors can't hold a candle to him, but Usher still holds up as an example of stately suspense that doesn't resort to gore, monsters, or overuse of shock effects.
February 9, 2006
The sickly decadence and claustrophobia of the Usher household is admirably evoked by Floyd Crosby's 'Scope photography and Daniel Haller's art direction.
January 18, 2006
It's one of the better Poe versions made by Corman, if not his best.
July 21, 2005
May 10, 2005
Under the low-budget circumstances, Vincent Price and Myrna Fahey should not be blamed for portraying the decadent Ushers with arch affectation, nor Mark Damon held to account.
February 21, 2005
A primeira das oito parcerias entre Corman e Price funciona maravilhosamente bem at os quinze minutos finais, quando passa a depender de Fahey para assustar.
October 27, 2004
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