The Fall of the House of Usher 1982
15 mins Czechoslovakia Director. Jan Svankmajer
The director stated, 'The effect of Poe's stories does not reside in their plot, but in his ability to evoke feelings of horror that emanate from the inner being of the characters. He succeeds in describing the most intimate reactions of the human soul to that primal horror that rises up through our unconscious for which the situations are simply a kind of explosive trigger'.
See also Jan Švankmajer's other short films, The Ossuary, The Castle of Otranto and The Pendulum, The Pit and Hope.