Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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9 responses to “Masque of the Red Death (1964) – A Retrospective”

  1. » Hollywood Gothique: Watching Wax in 3-D

    [...] Lugosi, but no monsters); only later did the aura of perversity reveal itself in its full glory. THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964) was watchable, but only later did the profound nature of its clash of faith (between [...]

  2. » Supernal Dreams: Should Roger Corman and Christopher Lee recieve Honorary Oscars?

    [...] Retrospective: Masque of the Red Death [...]

  3. » Obituary: Hazel Court (1926-2008)

    [...] Court’s contribution to the horror genre was small but significant. Although most of her credits were in episodic television (including a TWILIGHT ZONE episode titled “The Fear”), she also appeared in over half a dozen horror films, including GHOST SHIP (1952), DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1954), and DR. BLOOD’S COFFIN (1961). Moving back and forth across the Atlantic, she appeared in two productions for England’s Hammer Films, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) and THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959), and in three for American International Pictures, THE PREMATURE BURIAL (1962), THE RAVEN (1963), and MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964). [...]

  4. » Supernal Dreams: Vincent Price on Edgar Allan Poe

    [...] Tahoe. Ms. Court, starred with Vincent Price in two of Corman’s best Poe films, THE RAVEN and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, and appeared with Ray Milland in a third Corman-Poe film, THE PREMATURE [...]

  5. » Price on Poe: Thoughts about the Horror that Made him Famous

    [...] Retrospective: Masque of the Red Death (1964) [...]

  6. » Friday Cat Blogging: Tales of Terror

    [...] Black Cat.” This week, we’re taking a look at producer-director Roger Corman’s TALES OF TERROR, a 1962 anthology film that includes an episode inspired by the very same [...]

  7. » Laserblast: Romero’s Dead Rise Again

    [...] fruition in his wonderful adaptations of Poe, starring Vincent Price, such as TALES OF TERROR and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. There are flashes of talent and some good ideas on display, and the movies are fun, especially [...]

  8. Nevermore: Artwork from Roger Corman’s Poe Films - Video | Cinefantastique Online

    [...] Starting in 1960 with THE HOUSE OF USHER, producer-director Roger Corman crafted a series of stylish horror films inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Although the screenplays (usually by Richard Matheson or Charles Beaumont) had to embellish the short stories in order to fill out the feature length running time, the production design and cinematography captured a wonderful, often highly artificial and stylized look that was perfect for rendering Poe on screen. The films also benefited from the commanding presence of Vincent Price, who starred in all but one of the series, which totalled eight in all, including TALES OF TERROR and MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. [...]

  9. X The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) | monsterminions

    [...] of the Red Death (1964) is his most Ingmar Bergman-like film (see Steve Biodrowski’s Cinefantastique Restrospective).  Mask is probably his finest horror film and X his best science-fiction. I first saw X as a [...]

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