The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death
  • 1964
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15

Prince Prospero thinks nothing of garrotting the locals and burning their village. But when his cruel Rabelaisian excesses bring about his fate, a dance of death truly begins. Captured through a delicious colour spectrum by Nicolas Roeg, this is far from camp. Its opening tambourine death rattle warns of a relentless time, of a film as dark and fascinating as blood in the moonlight.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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