Based on a story by Edgar A. POE Near the almost deserted
city, on a rocky cliff, stands the inposing and sinister house of Usher.
This is where the family's last descendant lives the last days of his life,
haunted by memories of the past and slowly reaching the dephts of madness.
He decides to confide in Allan by making him part of his obsessions. Allan
discovers Usher's world of madness : the murder of his three wives and of
Clara. Clara seduced the gardener. Clara, although dead, still alive at his
side. Helen, the vampire, his worst remembrance. Mathias, finally, his
masochistic servant who follows Usher into madness and death. Gradually,
Allan penetrates into Usher's world of terror. The ghosts who haunt Usher's
mind become his own obsessions. He sees fresh blood on the floor and
discovers the mad virgin and Clara who is looking for warmth. In a final
black mass, at the height of madness, Usher dies of a heart-attack, and all
the demons who were crowding his mind take over the mansion. Walls begin to
tremble and the roof caves in. Allan gathers all his streaght and manages
to flee. His last vision is an image of hell! The mansion silently crumbles
destroyed forever, and with it disappears the world of nightmares. Allan is
on the way back to the smiling world of reality.