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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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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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Horror

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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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Occasionally atmospheric Italian Gothic
1 February 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The Blancheville Monster is a decent Italian Gothic entry. It's true that it is a little plodding and uneventful, however, it's occasionally eerie and stylish. The story is about a badly disfigured count who visits his daughter by night, attempting to induce her into committing suicide to revoke an old family curse. Frankly, the story is absolutely ridiculous, I mean couldn't the count just kill his daughter rather than embark on his moonlit walks with her to the family mausoleum? Well, yes, however, these spooky encounters do actually provide the film with its best Gothic imagery. These scenes, set in the dead of night, with the sleepwalking daughter being followed a few paces behind by the black-clad, monstrous count through the ruins to the family tomb, are very striking. So really, plot inconsistencies have to be weighed against this. Although I do have a little problem with the final confrontation where the daughter escapes from her entombed situation without even a hint of how this came to be. Nevertheless, these observations aside, The Blancheville Monster is not bad. The location is well used and there is some decent photography to accentuate this. If you are a fan of 60's Italian Gothic then it's really one to check out.


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