Masque of the Red Death 1965

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Masque of the Red Death ★★★ 1965

An integral selection in the famous Edgar Allan Poe/Roger Corman canon, it deals with an evil prince who traffics with the devil and playfully murders any of his subjects not already dead of the plague. Remade in 1989 with Corman as producer. 88m/C VHS, DVD . GB Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, Patrick Magee, David Weston, Nigel Green, Julian Burton, Skip Martin, Gaye Brown, John Westbrook; D: Roger Corman; W: Charles Beaumont, Robert W(right) Campbell; C: Nicolas Roeg; M: David Lee.