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Trivia / The Masque of the Red Death

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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Due to its frequent use in Stephen King's novel The Shining, many readers misquote the final line of the story as "And the Red Death held sway over all!". It's actually "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."
  • Dawson Casting: Hop-Toad, played the 36-yr. old Skip Martin, is in love with Esmeralda, played by 8-yr. old Verina Greenlaw, who is supposed to be an adult female midget.
  • Referenced by...: In one Disc World novel, Death wears a red cloak and mentions that he's attending a party that evening.
    • The Bell Witch song "Beneath the Mask" samples some dialogue from the film, in which Prospero confronts the Red Death and assumes him to be a messenger of Satan.
    • The sixth The Dark Tower book, Song of Susannah, sees the characters visiting a town around Prospero's castle as the Red Death holds sway.


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