Roger Corman • USA/UK 1964 • 1h29m • DCP • 15 – Contains moderate horror and violence
Cast: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, Patrick Magee.
In Roger Corman's wonderfully stylish horror, the always wonderful Vincent Price is Prince Prospero, a 12th-century Italian despot who lives for his one true love...Satan! After jailing two locals, Ludovico and Gino, for defying his harsh tax laws, Prospero meets the beautiful Francesca (Jane Asher), the daughter of Ludovico and the fiancee of Gino. She comes to him to plead for mercy, but Prospero tells her that only one will be spared and toys with her emotions for his private amusement. When Prospero learns that the Red Death is sweeping the village, he locks himself and his followers in his castle where they continue their decadent parties. But soon a mysterious figure dressed in red robes arrives...
The Tell-Tale Heart
Ted Parmelee • USA 1953 • 8m • DCP •
James Mason narrates this imaginative animated telling of Edgar Allan Poe's short story of a deranged boarder compelled to murder his landlord, and thereafter haunted by guilt.