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The Masque of the Red Death (1964) was a Horror - Drama Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman and George Willoughby.

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Classic Films in Focus: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 3, 2020 From Virtual Virago

The Masque of the Red Death (1964) is another of Roger Corman's loose adaptations of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe with Vincent Price in the starring role, this time as the debauched and heartless Prince Prospero, a ruler who holds lavish parties while his people die of a horrific plague. Like most... Read full article


The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

By Beatrice on May 24, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Masque of the Red Death Directed by Roger Corman Written by Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell from a story by Edgar Allen Poe 1964/USA Alta Vista Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This has long been my favorite of Corman’s Edgar ... Read full article


The Masque of the Red Death

By Barry P. on Oct 11, 2016 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1964) Directed by Roger Corman; Written by Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell; Based on the story “The Masque of the Red Death,” by Edgar Allan Poe; Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, Patrick Magee and Skip Martin; Available on Blu-ray (import) and DVD Rating:... Read full article


The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

By Kristen on Jan 21, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Masque of the Red Death was the second of three movies I watched while randomly perusing Netflix Watch Instantly. ?This was sandwiched right in-between first time viewings of Countess Dracula and Caligula (yes this is true). ?With Countess Dracula being a Hammer film there were preconceived notions ... Read full article


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Roger Corman spent five weeks shooting this film, from November 18-December 1963. The previous "Poe" features had a three-week shooting schedule.
Hop-Toad and Esmeralda were drawn from Poe's short story "Hop-Frog". That story was inspired by an actual incident in 1393, where French King Charles VI and 5 of his lords dressed and chained themselves as "wild men" at a masquerade, and their costumes caught fire from a stray spark. 4 of the lords died, and the incident became known as the Bal de Ardents (Ball of the Burning Men).
Over two miles of corridors were built in sections spreading over three sound-stages for Jane Asher to run through while she was held captive.
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