The House of Usher 1988

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The House of Usher ★ Edgar Allen Poe's House of Usher; The Fall of the House of Usher 1988 (R)

Some serious overacting by Reed (as Roderick) and Pleasence (as his balmy brother) almost elevate this Poe retread to “so bad it's good” status, and there are a few admirably grisly moments. But, without other camp virtues, it's merely dreary. Adapted by Michael J. Murray and filmed in South Africa. 92m/C VHS . SA Oliver Reed, Donald Pleasence, Romy Windsor, Rufus Swart, Norman Coombes, Anne Stradi; D: Alan Birkinshaw; W: Michael J. Murray; C: Yossi Wein; M: Gary Chang.