The Masque of the Red Death
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perhaps the best of the Poe-Corman-Price pics, with Vincent delivering a potent performance as Prince Prospero."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"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."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"So-so Price horror offering"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Probably Corman's best film. Certainly his best-looking."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Ratcheting up the aristocratic decadence of the Poe story and throwing in some satanism for good measure."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Price ... is at his most deliriously malevolent."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Creepy, stylish Corman horror; it's silly, but it's a lot of fun."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"The best thing about the film is Vincent Price's absolutely diabolical performance..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[Producer-director Roger] Corman does the best work of his career, aided by the wonderful cinematography of Nicolas Roeg."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"In adapting Poe's short story to the screen, Corman adds much material, including a romance, some Satanism, and a subplot with a dwarf."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Due specific praise is the simple look of the movie, as if a meagre budget and disrespected genre were no impediment to making a visually arresting movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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