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Nightmare Fuel / The Masque of the Red Death

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  • The description of the disease, and the ending.
    "And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their reve, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."
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  • Illustrators seem to be in a competition as to how horrifying they can make the masked guest. A prime example here.
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