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32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 28: Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Kids today…I don’t think they appreciate how far we’ve come with Halloween costume technology. As you will see in what we have below, a Woolworth’s commercial from 1977, you weren’t so much going as the thing you wanted to go as…but more the idea of it. And in some cases, you weren’t even really going as it…notice the Superman costume has a cheap red mask involved. The Toys R Us commercial from 1985 isn’t much improvement.

So all you kids with your tiny muscle outfits and your molded plastic (that doesn’t slice your eyeballs) and such, watch these and appreciate living in the future.

As for tonight’s feature film, we’re back with Vincent Price and Roger Corman in a (kinda) adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s Masque of the Red Death from 1964. Poe purists should run. Everyone else…enjoy.