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Great Halloween Movies: ‘House of Usher’

It’s that time of year again, kids. Welcome to the Defective Geek’s Second Annual “Great Halloween Movies” serial. I, your blogging host, will be sharing some of my favorite flicks to watch during the lovely month of October. I may not have Elvira’s amazing… attributes, but I’m sincere. That’s got to count for something, right? Hello?

I want to start off this year’s set with one of the greatest horror films out there, House of Usher.

House of Usher is based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, a man who in my opinion set the bar for the horror genre. The movie is about Philip Winthrop (Mark Damon), a young man who has traveled to the grand yet desolate mansion to propose to his love, the beautiful Madeline Usher (Myrna Fahey). The only problem is her possessive older brother, Roderick Usher, and the curse he claims has afflicted the Usher family for generations.

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