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Adaptation and art were by Bob Forgione. Adaptation and art by Manoel Ferreira. Adaptation was by Archie Goodwinart by Tom Sutton.


This version has been reprinted multiple times. This was reprinted in Almanaque Classicos De Terror 15 Adaptation by Roy Thomasart by Don Heck.

'The Masque of the Red Death,' by Edgar Allan Poe

Adaptation and art were by Dino Battaglia. This was reprinted in Corto Maltese 7 and multiple other times. Adaptation by Al Hewetson, art by Ricardo Villamonte.

InWarren published "Shadow" in Creepy Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos, art by Richard Corben. The ending was changed to incorporate elements of "The Masque of the Red Death".

This was reprinted multiple times.


But in the western or black chamber the effect of the fire-light that streamed upon the dark hangings through the blood-tinted panes, was ghastly in the extreme, and produced so wild a look upon the countenances of those who entered, masque of the red death there were few of the company bold enough to set foot within its precincts at all.

It was in this apartment, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony. Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the masque of the red death, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep and exceedingly musical, but of so peculiar a note and emphasis that, at each lapse of an hour, the musicians of the orchestra were constrained to pause, momentarily, in their performance, to hearken to the sound; and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions; and there was a brief disconcert of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused reverie or meditation.

But when the echoes had fully ceased, a light laughter at once pervaded the assembly; the musicians looked at each other and smiled as if at their own nervousness and folly, and made whispering vows, each to the other, that the next chiming of the clock should produce in them no similar emotion; and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes, which embrace three thousand and six hundred seconds of the Time that flies, there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.

The Masque of the Red Death

But, in spite of these things, it was a gay and magnificent revel. The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects.

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He disregarded the decora of mere fashion. His plans were bold and fiery, and his conceptions glowed with barbaric lustre. There are some who would have thought him mad.

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His followers felt that he was not. It was necessary to hear and see and touch him to be masque of the red death that he was not.

He had directed, in great part, the moveable embellishments of the seven chambers, upon occasion of this great fete; and it was his own guiding taste which had given character to the masqueraders. Be sure they were grotesque. There were much glare and glitter and piquancy and phantasm --much of what masque of the red death been since seen in "Hernani.

There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions.

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There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of masque of the red death which might have excited disgust. To and fro in the seven chambers there stalked, in fact, a multitude of dreams. And these --the dreams --writhed in and about, taking hue from the rooms, and causing the wild music of the orchestra to seem as the echo of their steps.