- Alternative Character Interpretation: Some think that Roderick actually wanted his sister, Madeline, dead, and others think he was really in denial that she was alive the entire time.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The whole burying Madeline alive thing.
- The 2006 Gruselkabinett radio version has her tortured screams of Roderick's name as she breaks out of the coffin.
- Also in the 2006 Gruselkabinett radio version: Philip gets left behind by Madeline at one point... in the darkness. In a crypt.
YMMV / The Fall of the House of Usher