THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)

 

 

Perhaps the best of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe cycle of films, THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH made great use of  a young Nicolas Roeg’s cinematography and some wonderfully garish set design to create what was truly a nightmare come to life. Vincent Price is wonderfully subdued as the preening Satanist Prince Prospero, and the figure of death (stealing liberally from Bergman’s THE SEVENTH SEAL) is unforgettable.

 

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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