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

 -  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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Cast

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 ...
Gamekeeper
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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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated
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Release Date:

6 June 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Blancheville Monster  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 14,850 (Spain)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)
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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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Cool, creepy Corman style shenanigans
25 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this neat outing as both The Blancheville Monster and Horror, as both titles feature in the credits. Apart from that weird little innovation the film is kinda standard stuff, but immensely charming and watchable. Albert di Martino seems to have been going for a classic Corman Gothic vibe and having a dead ringer for Vincent Price helps a lot in this respect. The actor is Gerard Tichy and looks a lot like the mighty Price, although the slightly dodgy print I was viewing and my off centre brainstate at the time probably helped. He gives a fine performance, slightly hokey yet commanding and the rest of the cast have this same sort of mixture of the hokey and the quality. The dialogue is at times a little ponderous, or po faced but on the other hand it suits the plot and the style of the piece perfectly, for this is one of those old school, moody, talk heavy Gothic horror mystery affairs. It certainly was efficiently mysterious, managing to string me along and keep the wool over my eyes till the end. There could have been more set pieces and more sense of terror, for the film is at times too comfortable, too much styled after and not reaching Corman's heights (fyi the Corman Masque of The Red Death adaptation is one of my favorite oldie horrors). Things chug along at times when there should be more menace. However, the overall atmosphere and a few dang creepy scenes help out considerably as do one or two unexpected shocks. Altogether, as others on this site have said, this doesn't reach Corman level sophistication or Bava level fear, but if castles, curses and Poe inspired happenings are your kettle of piranhas this is a fine way to go. Or at least thats what I thought.


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