|"The Masque of the Red Death"|
|Title:||"The Masque of the Red Death"|
|Directed by:||Roger Corman|
|Written by:||Charles Beaumont; R. Wright Campbell|
|Produced by:||Roger Corman; George Willoughby|
|Music by:||David Lee|
|Edited by:||Ann Chegwidden|
|Distributed by:||Alta Vista Productions|
American International Pictures
|Released:||June 24th, 1964|
|Running time:||89 min.|
The Masque of the Red Death is a British horror film of the psycho-thriller and period pieces subgenres. It is based on the 1842 short story The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. The film was directed and produced by Roger Corman for Alta Vista Productions. The screenplay was co-written by Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell. The film was released theatrically in the United States on June 24th, 1964.
|Vincent Price||Prince Prospero|
|Skip Martin||Hop Toad|
|Julian Burton||Señor Veronese|
|David Davies||Lead villager|
|Gaye Brown||Señora Escobar|
|Brian Hewlett||Señora Lampredi|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The Masque of the Red Death is the forty-first film directed by Roger Corman. He previously directed The Haunted Palace in 1963. His next film is the World War II-era drama movie The Secret Invasion. His next horror film is The Tomb of Ligeia. All three films were produced and released in 1964.
- The Masque of the Red Death is the seventh film written by Charles Beaumont, his sixth theatrically released film and his fifth horror film. It is also his fourth film working with director Roger Corman. Beaumont previously wrote the screenplay for The Haunted Palace in 1963. His next horror film credit is Brain Dead, which was not released until 1990 - twenty-three years after Beaumont's death at the age of 38 on February 21st, 1967.
- Early drafts of the script were written by John Carter, Robert Towne and Barboura Morris, but Roger Corman was unsatisfied with these treatments until settling upon the Charles Beaumont screenplay.
- This is Vincent Price's eighteenth horror film. He previously starred in The Last Man on Earth in 1964 as Robert Morgan. His next film is The Tomb of Ligeia, also in 1964, in which he plays he plays Verden Fell.
- This is the only horror film work for co-writer R. Wright Campbell.
- This film is unrated in the United States in its theatrical release as well as home video release. In the United Kingdom, video releases of the film have a certification of 15.
- The Masque of the Red Death has been packaged with The Premature Burial on DVD as part of the "Midnite Movies" double feature brand.
- House of Usher (1960)
- The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
- The Premature Burial (1962)
- Tales of Terror (1962)
- The Raven (1963)
- The Haunted Palace (1963)
- The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)