Nifty Halloween YouTube Thing: Masque of the Red Death

Speaking of animated Poe adaptations, here’s Masca crvene smrti, better known Stateside as Masque of the Red Death, the 1969 short from Serbian filmmakers Zagreb Film. Presented without dialogue or narration (not counting a mid-film ballad), this Masque takes an abstract approach to Poe’s tale, crafting some pure nightmare fuel along the way.

Bonus! As with yesterday’s “Tell-Tale Heart,” you can read “The Masque of the Red Death” in its entirety here. Turns out the Poe Museum is a good place to go if don’t have a copy of Poe handy.

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