Day 13: House of Usher (1960)

Kelley 2016, 31 Days of Horror, Classics, Part 4, Reviews Leave a Comment

Day 13 begins our discussion on horror films of the 1960s, and we’re kicking things off with Roger Corman’s House of Usher. The movie is based on the grim, gothic short story by Edgar Allan Poe, and said story is hella bleak. Fittingly, it stars camp horror legend Vincent Price (House of Wax, The House on Haunted Hill), with whom you are familiar even if you think you’re not. Don’t believe me? Listen to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” again. That creepy, gravelly voice doing the narration and maniacal laugh at the end belongs to none other than Mr. Price! Here’s the thing about House of Usher, though: it somehow manages to both exceed and fall short of my expectations. Vincent …

KelleyDay 13: House of Usher (1960)