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* CounterpartComparison: The Red Death as portrayed in this film has a number of similarities with Death in ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'', being a cold and implacable but ultimately benevolent AnthropomorphicPersonification of death who appears in a plague-stricken medieval land and kills most of the cast but for the most innocent and virtuous characters at the end.


* LargeHam: Patrick Magee as Alfredo.
* MagnificentBastard: Hop Toad, for the way he manages to humiliate and kill Alfredo before escaping the castle with his love through guile alone.

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* VanillaProtagonist: In contrast to the other characters of the castle, Gino and Francesca come across as rather bland and unmemorable.


* CounterpartComparison: The Red Death as portrayed in this film has a number of similarities with Death in ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'', being a cold and implacable but ultimately benevolent AnthropomorphicPersonification of death who appears in a plague-stricken medieval land and kills most of the cast but for the most innocent and virtuous characters at the end.
* EvilIsCool: Prospero, which is only natural since he's played by Creator/VincentPrice. The Red Death, while not ''evil'' per se, is also an extremely cool and memorable character, thanks largely to the performance of John Westbrook.



* UncannyValley: The dancer Esmeralda was played by a seven-year-old girl whose voice was dubbed by an adult woman.

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* MagnificentBastard: Hop Toad, for the way he manages to humiliate and kill Alfredo before escaping the castle with his love through guile alone.
* {{Squick}}: Alfredo's VillainousCrush on Esmeralda is made even more repulsive by the fact that Esmeralda is played by a little girl.
* UncannyValley: The dancer Esmeralda was played by a seven-year-old girl whose voice was dubbed by an adult woman. The effect is very noticeable and disconcerting, possibly intentionally.


* UncannyValley: The dancer Esmeralda was played by a seven-year-old girl whose voice was dubbed by an adult woman.

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* UncannyValley: The dancer Esmeralda was played by a seven-year-old girl whose voice was dubbed by an adult woman.woman.
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* UncannyValley: The dancer Esmeralda was played by a seven-year-old girl whose voice was dubbed by an adult woman.


* UnfortunateImplications: Hop-Toad's lover Esmeralda is meant to be a fully-grown midget but is played by a child (though her voice is dubbed by an adult). This could be seen as unfortunate on more than one level.


* LargeHam: Patrick Magee as

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* LargeHam: Patrick Magee as Alfredo.

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* LargeHam: Patrick Magee as


* Big Lipped Alligator Moment / Disney Acid Sequence: Juliana's hallucinations when she undergoes her final Satanic ritual.

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* Big Lipped Alligator Moment BigLippedAlligatorMoment / Disney Acid Sequence: DisneyAcidSequence: Juliana's hallucinations when she undergoes her final Satanic ritual.

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*Big Lipped Alligator Moment / Disney Acid Sequence: Juliana's hallucinations when she undergoes her final Satanic ritual.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Hop-Toad's lover Esmeralda is meant to be a fully-grown midget but is played by a child (though her voice is dubbed by an adult). This could be seen as unfortunate on more than one level.

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