red death, the

red death, the

pestilence, embodied in a masque, fatally penetrates Prince Prospero’s abbey. [Am. Lit.: Poe The Masque of the Red Death]
See: Disease
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The veteran cult film godfather, Roger Corman, was honoured with a retrospective which included screenings of Bloody Mama, The Masque of the Red Death, The House of Usher, The Trip, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Wild Angels.
The Premature Burial, The Masque of the Red Death, The Curse of Frankenstein and Devil Girl from Mars helped propel her to cult status and brought her fan mail even in her later years.
As Frank works speedily to inject a remedy into the young man who has overdosed on Red Death, the dangerous drug du jour, Marcus convinces the spiky-haired, black-garbed witnesses to join hands and pray to Jesus for their friend's recovery.

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