The House of Usher (1988)

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Without a doubt the weirdest adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe tale in recent memory, this lurid production features a raging, leering Oliver Reed as Roderick Usher, who treats his nephew (Rufus Swart) and the man's bride-to-be (Romy Windsor) to some genuine family hospitality by raping her and burying him alive. It seems Roderick intends to sire a child with the poor girl in order to continue the Usher bloodline -- apparently oblivious to the fact that her marriage to his nephew would have accomplished the same thing. As if Reed's lecherous advances weren't enough, we are presented with a one-armed Donald Pleasence, who likes to threaten our heroine with a power drill attached to his stump! This film is not only an abomination to the memory of the great author, but a sick joke by comparison with Roger Corman's excellent 1960 adaptation.
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R
Genre:
Horror
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21st Century Film Corporation

Cast

Oliver Reed
as Roderick
Philip Godewa
as Dr. Bailey
Anne Stradi
as Mrs. Derrick
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as an egar allen poe story it has promise. As a film it's lacking, but easily victem to many future remakes.

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