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The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)




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This abstract video shows the adaptation of the Poe Story "The Fall of the house of Usher." Using slow motion, superimpressions, and weird camera angles, this cinematic experiment is by Epstein and is silent.


Marguerite Gance
as Madeleine Usher
Jean Debucourt
as Roderick Usher
Charles Lamy
as The Guest

Critic Reviews for The Fall of the House of Usher

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

One of the most imaginative and entrancing horror movies of the silent era.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

The Fall of the House of Usher resides within its sealed world, as if -- yes, as if buried alive.

May 7, 2002 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A visually masterful film that very much retains its power today, The Fall Of The House Of Usher introduced many of the tropes of the horror genre.

February 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Eye for Film

A strange mix of Gothic design, modern austerity, expressionist angles, graceful camerawork and surreal effects, it's an atmospheric classic...

July 27, 2009 | Full Review…
Parallax View

The film denies us the safe distance between viewer and viewed, and it does this so effectively that its horrors are occurring all around us.

May 25, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Goatdog's Movies

The mixture of English Gothic, French Grand Guignol and American low-budget thrills make for an intoxicating brew.

September 25, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Fall of the House of Usher

Excellent filmed adaptation of the Poe classic. Way ahead of it's time.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

Absolutely beautiful cinematography and special effects. Dreamlike, almost delirious.

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vieras esine

Super Reviewer

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