S.1 E.7 - Masque of the Red Death (1963)

Satan. Say it loud and there's music playing. Say it soft and it's almost like praying. The debauchery of the 60's had yet to even really begin when Roger Corman decided to have the final word in colorful horror bachanalia with The Masque of the Red Death (1963).

In this episode of Tracks of the Damned, the horror commentary track podcast, Patrick dives into the Corman Poe cycle, the advantages of shooting your costume dramas in England, and what Vincent Price means to Patrick as a queer man and more. What better way to celebrate the fact that at any moment any of us can be destroyed by billionaires than to watch Vincent Price as a tyrannical prince get himself, and all his rich friends, infected with a flesh-eating plague? 

No, I will not put a spoiler alert around that. Read a book!

He also gets into his own humble beginnings as a horror fan by answering listener question about the first horror movie he ever saw. Tuck in!

0:00 - 9:06 - Intro

9:07 - 1:37:31 - Commentary

1:37:32 - 1:50:47 - Questions

1:50:48 - 1:52:30 - Outro

James Laczkowski