Zánik domu Usheru (1980)

Czechoslovakia, 1980
15m
35mm film, black and white
mono, Czech

A Czech animated horror film directed by Jan Svankmajer.

Plot Summary

A traveller arrives at the house of Usher and learns that the brother and sister inhabitants have fallen foul of a curse. The visitor stays long enough to witness the terrifying conclusion to the curse as his life is put in terrible danger.

Credits

Crew
Director: Jan Svankmajer
© Krátký film Praha 1980
Ustrední pujcovna filmu presents
Producer: Viktor Mayer
Script: Jan Svankmajer
Story: Edgar Allan Poe [credited in possessory above title]
Animator: Bedrich Glaser
Camera: Míla Spála
Editor: Helena Lebdusková
Processing: Filmové laboratore Barrandov
Music: Jan Klusák
Art Director: Jan Svankmajer
Collaborators: J. Balej, M. Rychecký, M. Kuchar, I. Vit, V. Nevosad, V. Pokorný
Studio: Studio Jirího Trnky

Cast
Petr Cepek (narrator)

Alternative Titles

La casa degli Usher – Italy
La chute de la maison Usher – France
The Fall of the House of Usher – English language title
Upadek domu Usherów – Poland
Usherin talon häviö – Finland

References

Books

  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.96 – credits

Other Sources

  • BFI Southbank Guide June 2007 p.22 – illustrated listing