The Masque of the Red Death (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Masque of the Red Death (1989)




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Movie Info

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


Adrian Paul
as Prince Prospero
Clare Hoak
as Juliette
Patrick Macnee
as Machiavel
Tracy Reiner
as Lucrecia
Maria Ford
as Isabella
Richard Keats
as Leonardo
Marc Tubert
as Augusto
George Derby
as Torturer
Gil Christner
as Villager #1
Michael Vlastas
as Villager #2
Jan Bina
as Woman Villager
Ken Kerman
as Guard #2
Mark Governor
as Court Musician
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Critic Reviews for The Masque of the Red Death

All Critics (15)

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

October 31, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

October 22, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

July 23, 2008 | Full Review…

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…

Price ... is at his most deliriously malevolent.

June 25, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Masque of the Red Death

Price is at his most diabolical here, while the stunning sets, costumes and cinematography help create an entrancing Gothic atmosphere in this which is most certainly the best adaptation made by Roger Corman of a Poe story.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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

Randy Tippy
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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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