(1964) The Masque of the Red Death

This is an excellent Edgar Allen Poe inspired Vincent Price movie. It’s strange that Price movies are all collectively in a genre of their own but he typically does steal the show.

The Masque of the Red Death is no different, taking from Poe’s original story, it’s all about one mans inability to accept death. It’s a simple concept but executed beautifully. Price’s character is downright evil, he’s like a less bitch-like version of Prince Joffrey.

I really love the imagery throughout as well as the original short story. The inevitability of death is a great topic to base a horror film out of because after all, for many that’s the ultimate fear.

If you’re not familiar with Vincent Price this would be a great place to start, it’s a fairly straightforward movie but definitely one of his most successful roles.

7.5/10

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Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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