Views from a Latah Kitchen Table

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The House of Usher

OK, so no delectable selection from the cookbook yet. But, we did watch another camp classic starring Vincent “Lord of Horror” Price, “The Fall of the House of Usher”. This is from the group of films Price did based on stories by Edgar Allen Poe—a serendipitous collaboration if I’ve ever seen one. Totally creepy and disturbing with no gore-how do they do it? The best line (done with that exemplary Price delivery but I'll have to paraphrase as I can’t quite remember the exact words): “she’s mad now, I can hear every cry she utters”. “She” was his sister, whom he had buried alive, who wasn’t just mad, but really, really furious. When she finally clawed her way out of the coffin, she got even by trying to throttle everyone in sight, at which point everything went downhill very quickly-end of story.


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