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The Masque Of The Red Death (15)

The Masque Of The Red Death (15)

Date: Tuesday 31st July

Time: 8.15pm

Prices: £14.90 back sofas, £12 front sofas, £10.50 std, £7.50 concs

It’s shameful for us to admit it, but in the eight year existence of the Shock & Gore festival, we’ve never screened a Roger Corman film. Time to rectify that immediately with the cult director’s much-loved 1964 take on a classic Edgar Allan Poe story.

One of a number of Poe stories Corman brought to the screen (and the first filmed in Britain), The Masque Of The Red Death has a noticeably larger budget than a lot of shoestring Corman productions, with Vincent Price starring as the Satan worshipping Prince Prospero, who isolates himself in his palatial home whilst a plague known as the Red Death devastates his lands.

With Nicolas Roeg as cinematographer, The Masque of the Red Death looks as lavish as you’d imagine, and Patrick Magee gives a creepy performance that rivals Price’s delicious moustache twirling. Sure, there’s a lot of padding to the original short story, but this is Gothic horror at its most pleasingly decadent. 

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