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The Masque of the Red Death, © 1964 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.


The Masque of the Red Death & The Tomb of Ligeia

Friday, Oct 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location la: Bartos Screening Room

The Masque of the Red Death
Dir. Roger Corman. 1964, 89 mins. 35mm. With Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, John Westbrook. Price reaches his villainous pinnacle—and revels in it—as the sinister Prince Prospero in this blazingly colored fever dream that may be the masterpiece of Corman’s Poe Cycle. Though thousands die as a plague known as the Red Death stalks the countryside, Prince Prospero finds safety on his castle grounds, engaging in debauchery with his guests and gleefully attempting to corrupt a young villager (Court) in the name of his master: Satan.

The Tomb of Ligeia
Dir. Roger Corman. 1964, 82 mins. 35mm. With Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook. Corman’s Poe Cycle came to an end in a film that has been lauded for its tight script, moody performances, and a gloomier, more understated atmosphere than its predecessors, in part thanks to Corman’s decision to shoot on location in Norfolk and Surrey, England. Lady Rowena (Shepherd) quickly senses something strange about her new home when she marries Verden Fell (Price). The memory of Fell’s first wife still possesses him, and Lady Rowena begins to suspect that it is more than a memory that is haunting her home.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.