Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

Filmmaker Roger Corman on “The Fall of the House of Usher”

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.


Major support for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this film is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Joy Fishman, and Wallace S Wilson.