The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) Review

the fall of the house of usher reviewSynopsis: A man, upon entering his fiancée’s family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride to be prematurely.

My Review: It’s always a nice breath of fresh air to watch old classics after spending weeks looking at bad CGI and found footage movies.

Back in the days, there was a particular care towards building great sets (The House of Usher really comes to live here), casting versatile actors (Vincent Price in one of his best role) and using actual orchestra music to score the most memorable moments and add to the tension of the script.

With that being said I’ve got to admit that House of Usher left me unsatisfied. I expected more creepiness, more scares and a better ending. House of Usher does not have much going for it besides the few positives mentioned in the paragraph before and would probably work better as part of an anthology. I’d  have found more pelasure watching it if it had been one of the segment of Black Sabbath for instance.

In the end, if House of Usher works as a good display of Vincent Price and Roger Corman’s skills, it fails in the frightening department and barely spooks its modern viewers.

My Rating: 5.5/10

Director: Roger Corman

Origin: US

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