|release date||June 24 1964|
|studio||American International Pictures (AIP)|
|writer||Charles Beaumont, R. Wright Campbell|
|starring||Jane Asher, Sarah Brackett, Gaye Brown, Robert Brown|
|tagline||We defy you to stare into this face.|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisSatan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites several dozen of the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. Prospero orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst a general atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry of a mysterious hooded stranger dressed all in red. Believing the figure to be his master, Satan, Prospero is horrified at the revelation of his true identity.
This is a flick that caught my attention solely due to its sweet title, which then became even more awesome when I saw it starred Vincent Price and came directed by Roger Corman. Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story of the same name, we get a unique Gothic tale that comes with some of Roger Corman’s finest direction and execution to date. …Read More