The Masque of the Red Death (1989)
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
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Critic Reviews for The Masque of the Red Death
Perhaps the best of the Poe-Corman-Price pics, with Vincent delivering a potent performance as Prince Prospero.
Ratcheting up the aristocratic decadence of the Poe story and throwing in some satanism for good measure.
[Producer-director Roger] Corman does the best work of his career, aided by the wonderful cinematography of Nicolas Roeg.
If you die having seen only one Vincent Price movie, you could do worse than to have it be Masque.... Corman's most opulent and visually impressive Poe picture, and his grimmest.
In adapting Poe's short story to the screen, Corman adds much material, including a romance, some Satanism, and a subplot with a dwarf.
So-so Price horror offering
Creepy, stylish Corman horror; it's silly, but it's a lot of fun.
Due specific praise is the simple look of the movie, as if a meagre budget and disrespected genre were no impediment to making a visually arresting movie.
Probably Corman's best film. Certainly his best-looking.
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)More
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.More
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.More
Vincent Price at his most malicious, gives one of his greatest performances as the evil tyrant Prince Prospero, a devil worshiper who enjoys the company of the sweet Jane Asher and the luscious Hazel Court.
One of the best written, performed and staged Poe adaptations.
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