HOUSE OF USHER
AKA "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Roger Corman has proved time and again how he can make meniscal budgets look like a million bucks and none more than his adaption of “The Fall of the House of Usher, the first of seven adaptions (technically six but that will be explained more in future reviews) of short stories by famed and troubled author Edgar Allen Poe.
For a film with relatively no budget Corman professionally crafts a gothic atmosphere of dread. The entire set from the mansion design, to the family crypt to the paintings of the Usher family members are just downright creepy. To top it off we have a wonderful cast headed by the lovable Vincent Price and a home run performance by Mark Damon, who does such a good job that he even dwarfs the likes of his more famous co-star.
Written By Eric Reifschneider