The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Director
Roger Corman

Main cast
Vincent Price; Hazel Court; Jane Asher; David Weston; Nigel Green

Genres
Drama, Horror

Description
Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry of a hooded stranger dressed all in red. Believing the figure to be his master, Satan, Prospero is horrified at the revelation of his true identity.


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