The Masque of the Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death (1989)

A remake of Roger Corman's 1964 adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe tale was produced by Corman but directed by Larry Brand. Its the story of a medieval prince (Adrian Paul) and his attempt to avoid a vicious plague among the populace. ~… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Perhaps the best of the Poe-Corman-Price pics, with Vincent delivering a potent performance as Prince Prospero.

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

So-so Price horror offering

Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Ratcheting up the aristocratic decadence of the Poe story and throwing in some satanism for good measure.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Price ... is at his most deliriously malevolent.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Creepy, stylish Corman horror; it's silly, but it's a lot of fun.

Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

[Producer-director Roger] Corman does the best work of his career, aided by the wonderful cinematography of Nicolas Roeg.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

In adapting Poe's short story to the screen, Corman adds much material, including a romance, some Satanism, and a subplot with a dwarf.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Price is really in his element here, playing a sadistic prince hellbent on bringing pain and suffering to his loyal subjects. (1964)
Pierluigi Puccini
Vincent Price at his most malicious, gives one of his greatest performances as the evil tyrant Prince Prospero, a devil worshiper who enjoys the company of the… More
AJ Verser
I don't know if there's a 1989 version, but I'm writing about the 1964 movie starring Vincent Price. Price is an evil ruler who torments people,… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Colorful and elaborate sets, costumes and cinematography. The story is a bit simple, with an evil Prince (Vincent Price) and his mistreatment of people in the… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Price is at his most diabolical here, and the dazzling sets, costumes and cinematography help create a stunning gothic atmosphere in this great adaptation of… More
Eduardo C
As faithful as "House of Usher" was to the spirit of Edgar Alan Poe, "Masque of the Red Death" is the very opposite. Fantastic sets, a great… More