The Ray Bradbury Theater

Season 5 Episode 5

Usher II

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Aired Unknown Aug 17, 1990 on USA
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When the government bans works of fiction, a millionaire rebels and builds a robot haunted house based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe... and plots revenge.

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      • Bigelow: Is it everything you wanted, Mr. Stendahl?
        Stendahl: Yes.
        Bigelow: Is it desolate and terrible?
        Stendahl: Very terrible.
        Bigelow: The walls are bleak?
        Stendahl: Amazingly so.
        Bigelow: The sedge, we dyed it, you know. Is it properly hideous?
        Stendahl: It's beautiful.

      • Stendahl: There's always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the past, afraid of the future, afraid of themselves.

      • Garrett: Now suppose you tell me about this place, Mr. Stendahl.
        Stendahl: It's a haunted castle, if you like.
        Garrett: I don't like, Mr. Stendahl. I don't like.

      • Stendahl: In this house, copper bats fly in make-believe attics. Brass rats scuttle in plastic cellars. Robot skeletons rattle in dreary closets.
        Garrett: Robot skeletons?
        Stendahl: Vampires, wolves, phantoms. Done with chemicals and ingenuity.

      • Garrett: Mr. Stendahl, what exactly is going on here?
        Stendahl: Murder.
        Garrett: Murder?
        Stendahl: Murder most foul!

      • Garrett: What are you doing?
        Stendahl: I'm being ironic. Never interrupt a man when he's being ironic. It's not polite.

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      • This episode is based on the Ray Bradbury short story "Usher II" also known as "Carnival of Madness". This story was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories (April, 1950).

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