American Masters

Filmmaker Roger Corman on "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 58s

Filmmaker Roger Corman was initially drawn to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" because of the macabre setting. After the film was a great success Corman was asked to continue adapting Poe's works for cinema, going on to make "The Pit and the Pendulum," among others.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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