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The Masque of the Red Death



The Masque of the Red Death
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1hr 30min
Synopsis: Though based on two Edgar Allen Poe stories, Masque of the Red Death relies more upon its mood and atmosphere than its story values for its success. During a devastating 12th-century plague called "The Red Death," the decadent, devil-worshipping Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) holds court over a bizarre masked ball. Already established as a sadistic torturer, Prospero insists that his "guests" indulge in numerous depraved games, most of them ending with someone's death. Only two innocents are permitted ... Full Synopsis
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Roger Corman was nearing the end of his cycle of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations when he made The Masque of the Red Death, the best and the grimmest film in the series; while such earlier Poe adaptations as Tales of Terror and The Raven seemed to show Corman getting bored with his own formula, turning Poe's stories into comedies, here he creates a dark, somber mood that's the perfect match for the story. ... Read Review
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