Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
"Ercole al centro della Terra" (original title)

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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.


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Cast overview:
George Ardisson ...
Marisa Belli ...
Ida Galli ...
Franco Giacobini ...
Mino Doro ...
Monica Neri ...
Helena (as Rosalba Neri c.s.c.)
Ely Drago ...
Jocasta (as Ely Dracò)
Gaia Germani ...
Raf Baldassarre ...
Un mercenario
Elisabetta Pavan ...
Aldo Pedinotti ...
Sunis (as Aldo Padinotti)
Claudio Marzulli


Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival. Written by Anonymous

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April 1964 (USA)  »

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Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version. See more »


Persephone is described in this movie as "Pluto's Daughter." In Roman mythology, she is known as Proserpina and is the unwilling wife of Pluto, not his daughter. (In Greek mythology, Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.) No doubt that the producers made a conscious decision to avoid the adultery aspect of the story with this change in relationship between Pluto and Persephone. See more »


[first lines]
Medea: This is Italia, a kingdom city of ancient Greece in an age of myth and legend. It is a time when Olympian gods and demigods rule over the elements of nature and control the destinies of men.
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Referenced in Hercules: A Sex Adventure (1997) See more »

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The British Hercules
12 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of the better Hercules films with British born bodybuilder Reg Park (the man who trained Arnold Schwarzenegger) a better Hercules than most. Another thing that puts this one above most of the rest is the presence of British villain Christopher Lee, who's about three inches taller than Reg Park.

In this one Hercules literally goes to Hell so that he can retrieve a magical rock thing that will save his girlfriend. From there he battles the usual assortment of monsters against a backdrop of atmospheric sets. This one's good for Halloween or any dark, misty night by the fireplace.

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