Catalog From The Beyond: The Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

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It’s a tricky task to find a B-side film from Roger Corman, because they’re all kind of B-sides, aren’t they? And I don’t mean that as a dig. The guy’s body of work is a tribute to the phrase “quantity over quality,” with over 50 director credits and more than 400 producer credits (!) to his name. With this kind of output, Corman has become more known for his body of work as a whole than for any one movie. With that in mind, I felt like I had the pick of the litter this go-around, so I went with Corman’s penultimate film from his series of Edgar Alan Poe adaptations, 1964’s The Masque of the Red Death.

I consider this a little Christmas present to myself, as Masque is my favorite of Poe’s short stories, and Corman’s film adaptation has a vibrant color scheme
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