Attention Roger Corman Fans

Fall of the House of Usher (October 21) — The 11th Annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight with a special world premiere of the high-def version of Roger Corman’s 1960 film The Fall of the House of Usher starring Vincent Price.

After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick’s senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.

This Opening Night Spooktacular at the VMA starts at 7:30pm with a pair of short horror films. The RIHFF has a weekend of events including an H.P. Lovecraft walking tour and a Zombiethon Battle at the Bell Chapel.

$5, 7:30pm, Thursday, VMA Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts

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