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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher Resources

Movie or TV Productions

1928 Film

A black and white silent film.

1949 Version

A surprisingly large cast for a story with three characters…

1960 Film

The most popular version

1982 Film

This one was made-for-TV

1988 Version

Because they figured, hey, it’s been a few years since anyone has made another film out of “Usher.”

2002, The Fall of the Louse of Usher

A “gothic-comedy-musical-horror.” No joke.


The opening of the silent film, from 1929

Unfortunately made un-silent by the editor’s added music



Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe’s Grave

Appropriately Gothic


Edgar Allan Poe on the NYTimes
They’ve got so much stuff on Poe, they devote a whole topic page to the man.


The Poe Museum Website

Live music during “Unhappy hours…”

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