"The Masque of the Red Death"
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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
Cinematography: Nicholas Roeg
Edited by: Ann Chegwidden
Distributed by: Alta Vista Productions
American International Pictures
Released: June 24th, 1964
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 89 min.
Country: UK
Language: English

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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.

Recommendations Edit

All of the following are films directed and/or produced by Roger Corman based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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