The red death has been devastating the country for far too long. People are frightened because dead bodies lay amongst the living. Prince prospero then decided to shelter him and his 1,000 friends in the comfort of his castle.
Seven chambers hold the masquerade party, but no one dares to enter the seventh room as it is just too creepy. The dark room consists of black velvet tapestries and blood red windows and a giant ebony clock.
Every hour the ebony clock chimes causing everyone to calm into complete silence. It also however causes everyone to be quite unaware of what is happening as they are being hypnotized in someway until the chimes fade away. Each hour the spell gets worse.
At midnight a masqued man appears wearing what resembles the plague. Disgusted by this choice of costume, Prince Prospero yells for people to sieze the man as he has gone too far.
"There were none who put forth hand to seize him" as the were to afraid to catch the red death. The masked man is able to pass by everyone from one room to the next with ease. Prince Prospero furiously approached the man with a dagger, but fell to his death when he came near.
It was soon discovered that there was no one in the masque. The red death infiltrates the castle . No matter how hard you try to run, "Darkness and decay and the red death hold illimitable dominion over all."