Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 279: Sun Oct 6

The Masque of the Red Death (Corman, 1964): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 3.15pm

63rd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (2nd-13th October 2019) DAY 5
Every day (from October 2nd to October 13th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

This classic Roger Corman film will also be shown on October 9th at BFI Southbank in NFT2 at 1.15pm. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Roger Corman's 1964 adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story is a work of consummate imaginative power and originality. In medieval Italy, the devil-worshipping Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) abducts an innocent village girl (Jane Asher) and tries to interest her in his diabolical goings-on while the plague rages outside his castle. This is both beautiful and horrifying, with a fine sense of ambiguity and a wealth of subtleties.

Dan Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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