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Basics Critics:69Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: HorrorSub-Category: gothic horror film, horror filmRuntime: 79 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Roger CormanScreenwriter: Richard MathesonBased on: The Fall of the House of UsherMusic: Les BaxterCinematography: Floyd CrosbyStars: Mark Damon, Vincent Price, Myrna Fahey, Eleanor LeFaber, Harry Ellerbe, Ruth Oklander, Géraldine Paulette, Bill Borzage, Mike Jordan, Nadajan, George Paul, Phil Sulvestre, John Zimeas, David AndarProducer: Roger Corman, James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. ArkoffStudio: American International PicturesAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)

House of Usher is a 1960 American horror film directed by Roger Corman and written by Richard Matheson from the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. The film was the first of eight Corman/Poe feature films and stars Vincent Price, Myrna Fahey, Mark Damon and Harry Ellerbe. In 2005, the film was listed with the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." On August 6, 2010, BRIC Arts presented the film in Prospect Park with a new score and psychedelic overlays and flashforwards by Marco Benevento in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. Versions exist on DVD with running times between 76 and 80 minutes.

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