The House of Usher

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1960
  • Color
  • Running Time: 79 min
  • Production Co: Alta Vista Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (USA) | Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP) (France)
  • Directed by Roger Corman
  • Written by Richard Matheson and Edgar Allan Poe (story)
  • Starring Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey
  • Produced by Roger Corman
  • Original Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Floyd Crosby
  • Film Editing by Anthony Carras

Plot Summary

  • Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Also Known As

  • Caída de la casa Usher, La (Argentina) / (Spain)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (UK) / (USA)
  • Chute de la maison Usher, La (France)
  • Dom Usherów (Poland)
  • Gäst i skräckens hus (Sweden)
  • Kirous (Finland)
  • Ondskabens slot (Denmark)
  • Pyrgos ton kataramenon, O (Greece)
  • The Mysterious House of Usher (USA) (working title)
  • Untergang des Hauses Usher, Der (West Germany)
  • Usherien talo (Finland)
  • Usherin talon häviö (Finland) (TV title)
  • Verfluchten, Die (West Germany)
  • Vieraana kauhujen talossa (Finland)
  • Vi e i morti, I (Italy)


  • Edgar Allan Poe's overwhelming tale of EVIL & TORMENT
  • I heard her first feeble movements in the coffin... we had put her living in the tomb!
  • The House of Usher is no more - and the place whereon it stood is as if - it had never been.
  • He buried her alive... to save his soul!
  • Edgar Allan Poe's demonic tale of The Ungodly... The Evil House of Usher
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