The Fall of the House of Usher Reviews

  • Nov 09, 2017

    A visual tour de force that literally transports you to this strange & bizarre effortlessly. The story of a stranger castle owner who's sick wife seems to get sicker & sicker as he paints a haunting portrait of her. Filled with mystery & unusual visuals this was considered one of a kind film in its day & really showcased the tremendous talent of director Jean Epstein.

    A visual tour de force that literally transports you to this strange & bizarre effortlessly. The story of a stranger castle owner who's sick wife seems to get sicker & sicker as he paints a haunting portrait of her. Filled with mystery & unusual visuals this was considered one of a kind film in its day & really showcased the tremendous talent of director Jean Epstein.

  • Oct 27, 2015

    http://filmreviewsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-fall-of-house-of-usher.html

    http://filmreviewsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-fall-of-house-of-usher.html

  • Sep 25, 2014

    It's one of the most lyrical films I've ever seen.

    It's one of the most lyrical films I've ever seen.

  • Oct 07, 2013

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

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

  • Mar 20, 2013

    By far my least my favorite silent film I've ever seen.

    By far my least my favorite silent film I've ever seen.

  • Oct 16, 2012

    Spooky and effective photography make this film worth a look. Some very creepy camera work and interesting special effects.

    Spooky and effective photography make this film worth a look. Some very creepy camera work and interesting special effects.

  • Oct 16, 2012

    This woefully obscure silent French adaptation may try many a patience, but it has to be the closest at capturing the atmosphere of Poe's original story. Some of its stylistic experimentation is ahead of its time.

    This woefully obscure silent French adaptation may try many a patience, but it has to be the closest at capturing the atmosphere of Poe's original story. Some of its stylistic experimentation is ahead of its time.

  • Oct 16, 2012

    Maybe the best thing I've ever seen. Stunning and surrealist and literary and avant garde and really well-acted and-- I don't know. I just love it.

    Maybe the best thing I've ever seen. Stunning and surrealist and literary and avant garde and really well-acted and-- I don't know. I just love it.

  • Oct 16, 2012

    Las casas siempre guardan cenizas.

    Las casas siempre guardan cenizas.

  • Oct 16, 2012

    My expectations were soaring as I pressed play on my DVD-player, and when Epstein's vision came to life I knew this would become one of my favorite movies. But why? Well first of all it opened up the door to a phantasmagorial universe of beauty and gloom, which I have only witnessed in one more movie; namely Vampyr by Carl Th. Dreyer. It is difficult to explain, but the beauty of horror has a dimension which transcends the beauty of the normal world. A beauty trapped inside a nightmare, so to speak. Lady Madeline is the embodiment of this idea, being trapped inside a crypt, buried alive! I will keep on searching for more of these black diamonds, but I fear that I have already found the most precious ones...

    My expectations were soaring as I pressed play on my DVD-player, and when Epstein's vision came to life I knew this would become one of my favorite movies. But why? Well first of all it opened up the door to a phantasmagorial universe of beauty and gloom, which I have only witnessed in one more movie; namely Vampyr by Carl Th. Dreyer. It is difficult to explain, but the beauty of horror has a dimension which transcends the beauty of the normal world. A beauty trapped inside a nightmare, so to speak. Lady Madeline is the embodiment of this idea, being trapped inside a crypt, buried alive! I will keep on searching for more of these black diamonds, but I fear that I have already found the most precious ones...