Cold Reads celebrates Writer of the Month! Throughout August, we will be studying the works of Edgar Allan Poe and
celebrating his massive contributions to the horror genre.
in every possible way, Edgar
Masque of the Red Death"
remains to this reviewer a tour de force of horror and literature. In
some ways it exceeds "The
in its greatness and beauty, making it the perfect tribute to end
this month of appreciations to a master.
hideous Red Death may be ravaging the land, but this mere trifle does
not disturb Prince Prospero in the least. Gathering his closest of
friends in his secure abbey, the prince holds a magnificent costumed
ball to alleviate the minds of his guests from the bothersome reaper
who knocks at the door. But as the music swells and the great ebony
clock rings out its eerie chimes, a mysterious guest makes himself
present amongst the crowd...(read more...)