At midnight, a new guest appears, dressed more ghoulishly than his counterparts. His mask looks like the face of a corpse, his garments resemble a funeral shroud, and his face reveals spots of blood suggesting that he is a victim of the Red Death.
How can someone with so little humor and levity would join my party?
The other guests, however, are so afraid of this masked man that they fail to prevent him from walking through each room.
Prospero finally catches up to the new guest in the black-and-red room.
As soon as he confronts the figure, Prospero dies.
I am death what did you expect.
“Darkness and Decay and the Red Death” have at last triumphed.
When other people enter the room to attack the cloaked man, they find that there is nobody beneath the costume. Everyone then dies, for the Red Death has infiltrated the castle.