The Red Death was a horrible disease that left millions dead throughout the country.
Cooped up in his castle is a Prince named Prospero. He and all of his guests that he has welcomed in are deathly afraid of the red death.
The guests are having a grand time at the ball that the Prince has, to celebrate life.
In the castle there are seven rooms that are seven different colors. Each room stands for something different. The room with black windows stands for death, and no one is allowed in this room.
The prince and his guests were having an amazing time, when suddenly a masquerader walks in. No one recognizes him, he is wearing a blood colored robe with a mask on.
The prince follows him to the seventh room and the masked man looks in the Prince's eyes and Prospero drops dead. The guests run over and take the mask off the man, only to realize there is nothing there. They all die of the Red Death.