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THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
by Roger Corman
Country: USA
Year: 1964
Duration: 89'


In the Middle Ages, an old peasant encounters a lanky figure wrapped in a red cloak who predicts she will be freed. But the plague arrives, and to escape it the cruel lord of the land, Prospero, locks himself up in his castle with his guests. Based on the same-titled short story and on Hop-Frog by Poe, Corman shoots a claustrophobic, perverse movie, buttressed by the sadistic cynicism of Vincent Price and the colors of Nicolas Roeg’s cinematography. The masked ball sequence is a classic.

Biography

film director

Roger Corman

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyThe Little Shop of Horrors (La piccola bottega degli orrori, 1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (Il pozzo e il pendolo, 1961), The Raven (I maghi del terrore, 1963), The Terror (La vergine di cera, 1963), X (L’uomo dagli occhi a raggi X, 1963), The Masque of the Red Death (La maschera della morte rossa, 1964), The Tomb of Ligeia (La tomba di Ligeia, 1964), The Trip (Il serpente di fuoco, 1967), Il clan dei Barker (Bloody Mama, 1970), Frankenstein Unbound (Frankenstein oltre le frontiere del tempo, 1990).

Cast

& Credits

roger corman
THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
Usa-Regno Unito/Usa-UK, 1964, 35mm, 89’, col.

regia/director
Roger Corman
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo racconto e dal racconto/from the short story of the same title and from the short story Hop-Frog di/by Edgar Allan Poe
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Charles Beaumont, Robert W. Campbell
fotografia/cinematography
Nicholas Roeg
montaggio/film editing
Ann Chegwidden
scenografia/production design
Colin Southcott
musica/music
David Lee
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Vincent Price (Prospero), Hazel Court (Giuliana), Jane Asher (Francesca)
produttore/producer
George Willoughby
produzione/production
Alta Vista, Anglo Amalgamated
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