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Fall Of The House of Usher (1928)
Rating:
Starring: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy
Director: Jean Epstein
Category: Classic, Horror, Cult
Studio: Image Ent.
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
66 mins

 
 

 

As his beautiful young wife Madeline dies slowly of some dreaded ailment, fevered artist Roderick Usher asks his old friend Allan to keep him company in these morbid times.Shortly after Allan arrives, Madeline dies -- or does she?As Roderick himself succumbs to the melancholy, noises from Madeleine's tomb cry out -- Death is not the end!Working from several of Edgar Allen Poe's stories, French avant-garde visionary Jean Epstein crafted one of the most highly acclaimed and internationally renowned film adaptations of Poe.Co-directed with surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel and starring Abel Gance's wife as the undead Madeleine, this 1928 classic is a true feast for the eyes and proof positive that the German Expressionists did not have a corner on the Gothic horror market.Newly mastered from a 35mm preservation positive, with a soundtrack by acclaimed music historian Rolande de Cande adapted from medieval music.

 
 
   
   

 
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