Masque of The Red Death (15)

Masque of The Red Death

From the archive

This film was last shown on 1 May 2012

Vintage British horror based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, the seventh in Corman’s series of Poe adaptations. Medieval Europe and the ‘Red Death’ plague is raging. Price plays the sadistic Prince Prospero who protects himself and his cronies, revelling in his castle while outside the peasants suffer. Prospero throws an extravagant masked ball, but an unexpected guest leads the party down a macabre path.


Roger Corman
89 mins
Hazel Court, Jane Asher, Vincent Price


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