Season 3: Episode 95 - Fall of the House of Usher/ House of Usher (1960)
Fall of the House of User (1838)
House of Usher (1960)
The 1839 narrative short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It is a Gothic short story with themes of madness, isolation, family and metaphysical identities. The main characters of Roderick and Madeleine Usher are twins who are the exact doppelganger of each other. Poe was inspired by Usher estate in Boston, MA.
In 1960, Roger Corman would direct and Richard Matheson was write the screenplay which would be the first of the Poe films they would do for AIP. Shot in just fifteen days and starting Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey and Harry Ellerbee would mark AIP to graduate into widescreen technicolour filming. The film is now considered a classic and is part of United States National Film Registry as being deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.
Opening and Closing Credits – thanking Purple Planet Music for our fantastic Opening and Closing Credits.