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House of Usher

Evert van Leeuwen


Despite being the product of Roger Corman's AIP exploitation studio, House of Usher enjoys a high standing. But while the impact and cult status of Corman's Edgar Allan Poe cycle is often discussed in histories of gothic, horror, and exploitation cinema, no extended analysis and critical discussion has been published to date that explores specifically the aesthetic appeal of House of Usher. This book provides a complete study of the aesthetic appeal of Corman's influential first Poe picture. The book explores the underlying narrative structure borrowed from Poe's original story and shows how c ... More

Keywords: Roger Corman, American International Pictures, gothic cinema, horror cinema, exploitation cinema, Edgar Allan Poe, short fiction, allegory, symbolism, Vincent Price

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325604
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evert van Leeuwen, author
Leiden University