Friday, November 2, 2018
Halloween (Night) Watch: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Format: TCM (live, for once)
Again, still pretty tired. A Roger Corman produced Poe-derived horror film starring Vincent Price. It's been a long time since I read the story of Masque of the Red Death, but this movie... doesn't really do that. Kinda weird that the one, 30 second scene in Phantom of the Opera captures the spirit better than a whole film with that name.
Apparently this is a mix of Poe stories I haven't read, so... maybe I need to get back into reading some Poe.
Still, visually striking and with some complexity to the exploration of morality in an inscrutable world, it's not half bad. Not 100% my thing, but I'd watch it again for how good Price is here in a non-camp role and how much I was digging the script.
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