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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

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Charles Beaumont

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

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

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

October 22, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

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

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

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.

April 5, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
DVDJournal.com

Price ... is at his most deliriously malevolent.

June 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

In adapting Poe's short story to the screen, Corman adds much material, including a romance, some Satanism, and a subplot with a dwarf.

November 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

So-so Price horror offering

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Creepy, stylish Corman horror; it's silly, but it's a lot of fun.

March 10, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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.

February 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Probably Corman's best film. Certainly his best-looking.

January 22, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The best thing about the film is Vincent Price's absolutely diabolical performance...

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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)
February 7, 2012
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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.
December 4, 2010
ajv2688

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.
October 22, 2009
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

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.
March 8, 2009
pier007

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