The Blancheville Monster (1963)
"Horror" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  6 June 1963 (Italy)
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The beautiful young daughter of a crazed count fears that she will fall victim to the family curse - to be sacrificed to fulfill an ancient family legend.


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Complete credited cast:
Gérard Tichy ...
Rodrigue De Blancheville
Leo Anchóriz ...
Dr. Lerouge
Ombretta Colli ...
Emily De Blancheville (as Joan Hills)
Helga Liné ...
Miss Eleonore
Irán Eory ...
Alice Taylor
Vanni Materassi ...
John Taylor (as Richard Davis)
Paco Morán ...
Alistair (as Frank Moran)
Emilia Wolkowicz ...
Cook (as Emily Wolkowicz)
Harry Winter ...


The beautiful young daughter of a crazed count fears that she will fall victim to the family curse - to be sacrificed to fulfill an ancient family legend.

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Release Date:

6 June 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Blancheville Monster  »

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ESP 14,850 (Spain)

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Rodrigue De Blancheville: What is it? Do you need something?
Alice Taylor: No. But, it... up in the tower... I saw... oh, my God.
Rodrigue De Blancheville: Will you tell me what you're talking about.
Alice Taylor: I tell you... there was a man, I saw him. He was a monster and his hands were all covered with blood. He was shouting. I tell you, I saw...
Rodrigue De Blancheville: There's no one in the tower. Are you sure that it wasn't just your imagination?
Alice Taylor: No, it couldn't have been. I tell you, I really saw him. And he was together with your housekeeper, Miss Eleonore.
Rodrigue De Blancheville: Elenore? We can go up together...
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Your worst nightmare, Uncle Fester
16 May 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Blancheville Monster adapted from an Edgar Allan Poe story would have needed the touch of Vincent Price to truly make this a classic. As it is the film is like a home town group theater production of a the same story.

It's an Italian production of a British couple with an American brother and sister visiting a sinister French château in Brittany. Can't get more international than that, but Poe liked to vary his story locations, he was not a chauvinistic American just as Jules Verne was not chauvinistic Frenchman.

The younger sister of the Marquess of Blancheville is the subject of some frightening experiences because a family curse has said one female in the family must die before the age of 21 to insure long life for the rest. More than that I can't say, but these things do take on a life of their own at times.

Although the producers didn't mean it as the Addams Family was a few years in the future, it didn't help to have one of the living nightmares of the dead father of the surviving Blancheville brother and sister look like Uncle Fester.

It's not a bad film, but I do wish these things were exclusively the property of Vincent Price.

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