The Masque of the Red Death (1989)




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A remake of Roger Corman's 1964 adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale was produced by Corman but directed by Larry Brand. Its the story of a medieval prince (Adrian Paul) and his attempt to avoid a vicious plague among the populace. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Rating: Unrated (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Charles Beaumont, Daryl Haney, Larry Brand
On DVD: Nov 25, 2014
MGM Home Entertainment



as Prospero

as Julietta

as Machiavel

as Lucrecia

as Isabella

as Leonardo

as Augusto

as Torturer

as Villager #1

as Villager #2

as Woman Villager

as Guard #2

as Court Musician

as Prince Prospero

as Juliana

as Francesca

as Ludovico

as Hop Toad

as Man in Red

as Senora Escobar

as Senor Veronese

as Anna-Marie

as Scarlatti's Wife

as Esmeralda

as Lampredi

as Clistor

as Alfredo
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Critic Reviews for The Masque of the Red Death

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Perhaps the best of the Poe-Corman-Price pics, with Vincent delivering a potent performance as Prince Prospero.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Creative Loafing

Ratcheting up the aristocratic decadence of the Poe story and throwing in some satanism for good measure.

Full Review… | October 22, 2013
The Dissolve

[Producer-director Roger] Corman does the best work of his career, aided by the wonderful cinematography of Nicolas Roeg.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Masque of the Red Death


Price is really in his element here, playing a sadistic prince hellbent on bringing pain and suffering to his loyal subjects. (1964)

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

I don't know if there's a 1989 version, but I'm writing about the 1964 movie starring Vincent Price. Price is an evil ruler who torments people, he's a devil worshiper who thinks he can do what ever he wants and nothing bad will happen to him. Well, you can guess how that ends, but it's a pretty interesting movie anyway, I enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Price is at his most diabolical here, and the dazzling sets, costumes and cinematography help create a stunning gothic atmosphere in this great adaptation of Poe's story.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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