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The House of Usher, 2006 movie

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I taped this looking forward to a new take on The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.  It had been awhile since I read the short story, but know the story.  It is a true masterpiece of American Gothic and I knew the movie had to be creepy.

The movie has a big house and twins, Maddie and Roderick, or Rick as he is called in this movie, and…that’s it.  I am somewhat offended that they call this a modern take on the short story.  It is not even close.  First, it’s just a house.  There was no feeling of the house being alive or even at the very least, haunted.  Second, the ‘visitor’ is an old girlfriend who is never quite fully clothed who doesn’t mind having sex with Rick.  And, well, the eerie twist of this movie is just gross and is really ridiculous.  

Before you even consider watching this movie, read the story, close your eyes and imagine the movie, and then move on with your day.  There is no reason to waste any more of my time or yours by talking about it further.

March 12, 2009 Posted by | movies | , , | 3 Comments

   

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