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House of Usher

House of Usher
  • 1960
  • US
  • 80 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Roger Corman
  • Written by: Richard Matheson
  • Cast: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

Amid sets both Gothic and gorgeous, Roderick Usher's dubious possession of his sister, Madeline, is barring her beau, Philip, from marrying her. But the strength of Philip's intentions pales next to the siblings' latent madness: an incestuous malady quenched only by fear and fame. Through a crimson command of colour and framing, 'House of Usher' heralds Corman's amour fou with Poe - and the new dawn of widescreen horror. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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