The Fall of the House of Usher 1979

director: James L. Conway  


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Available on VHSAvailable on Betamax

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by Yorkie
There is simply no substitute for superb writing and originality. Taken from the the pages of Edgar Allan Poe's famous story this made for TV adaptation didnt disapoint. Eerily spooky in parts with an edge of the seat ending it follows the tale of the friend of one of the Ushers who is ailing from a family curse. The friend is called upon for his engineering skills to save the 700 year old house that's colllapsing and taking the last remaining Ushers with it. Pehaps one crtique would be the cheap (ish) looking TV sets and by modern standards lack of gore, but as it was likely a TV production thats not surprising and it didnt mar the overall experiance with all the gore and violence off screen. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, great performances, and a cracking storyline, but then victorian based horror tales are some of my favorites and Poe is the master at this kind of tale. Deffo worth a watch if you have it in your collection.