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  1. Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    The mix of gothicism and art-deco colors of Corman's sets with the bored antiseptism of screenwriter Beaumont and Price's theatrics don't always click (Usher/Pendulum,) coming off uneven. It would be the same here, but Price supports it fully with his line delivery, with a mix of being sinisterly scary and darkly comedic, that's truly poetic. He alone makes this trio's conflicting tones worthwhile.

  2. Phooka's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Cheesy horror adaptation of the Poe story. Some redeeming features but mostly high camp and daftness. Price is convincingly evil but the film verges on comedy at times. Costumes are notable, particularly the Red Death with fringed masking and cowl and the ending sequence is visually stunning.

  3. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Vincent Price deliver one of his finest roles as a sadistic prince making glorious poetry out of every sentence he utters in this Gothic horror movie inspired by Edgar A. Poe's short story and Ingmar Bergman's "Seventh Seal". Hazel Court makes a good satanic first lady too and Jane Asher has a kind of innocent look that works here. Nicolas Roeg's excellent cinematography also help what is Roger Corman's best film.

  4. Mr. Gumby's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Vincent Price is one of those reasons that makes me watch a certain movie. And when you have also Corman at his best and two great Poe stories as an inspiration, the results are even more memorable.

  5. K_Tarr's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    A dark and legendary tale reanimated in stunning color through brilliant costume and set design.

  6. Freddie's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Excellent art direction and use of color.

  7. Ethan's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    This is the best of Corman's Poe adaptations. The colors and imagery in this film are so vibrant and brilliant. A true masterpiece from The King of B Movies.

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    En Italie, au dix-huitième siècle siècle, une épidémie ravage la contrée de Catagna, administrée par un prince qui s'adonne au culte de Satan. Au château où se sont réfugiés ses amis, une jeune fille Francesca est retenue prisonnière avec son fiancé. L'ambiance est à l'orgie et un homme étrange vêtu de rouge hante les couloirs du manoir. En hommage à Poe ! www.cinefiches.com

  9. Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    I'd totally party at that castle.

  10. elenagallen's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Price and Pitt leading a satanist ball dance, macabrely insane sense of humor and constant occult symbolism. Might spiritual disease be the worst of plagues?

  11. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    The MASK of the Red Death (correct title)

  12. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Much better than it has any right to be. The hallucination sequence is obviously influenced by Anger and brilliant in its own right, and the end squeezes in a bit of understated theology.

  13. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    "Just because Corman is incapable, which he is, of making a Bergman film, it's unfortunate that that didn't happen." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-84-edgar-allan-poe-adaptations.html

  14. AdrianM.'s rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    2.5 Didn't manage to wholly capture the brilliance of the story. redeeming factor: the Dance of Death

  15. Matthew Horvath's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Looks amazing! It's like a Crayola factory exploded on screen! I love all the Technicolor Cloaks having a sort-of "time-clock punch-out" sequence at the end!!! Despite his wretched villainy, you couldn't help but feel pity for Vinny in this one. All the suck-ups he surrounds himself with are a sorry representation of an imperiled society as a whole.

  16. josé neves's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.

  17. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    This was on my watchlist since I joined mubi :o

  18. Salma Dahab's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

  19. Mubiey's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Roger Corman's The Seventh Seal.

  20. Mitchell Corner's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    By far my favorite Corman film and certainly one of the best macabre performances by one of my favorite actors, the devilishly campy and gentlemanly Vincent Price. The film is certainly the biggest of the Poe adaptations Corman tackled and the set design and color photography (DP Nicolas Roeg became a director of stature himself) have stayed with me. The imagery may look cheap by today's standards but it holds up.

  21. nallan's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Interesting the Nicholas Roeg is the DP on this film...I guess he is another filmmaker who got his start with Corman.

  22. Cosi's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Yes yes, very good indeed. Cheered me up some. "Join me in the glories of hell wench!" Totally going to use that one on the ladies

  23. Theolini's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Sic Transit Gloria Mundi : Thus passes the glory of the world. But Movies are eternal, aren't they ?

  24. Cbarky99's rating of the film The Masque of the Red Death

    Evidence that the only one who can win an argument with Vincent Price is Vincent Price.

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