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November 1963 (USA) See more »
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After the fires of Hades and frenzied attacks by ferocious beasts, there remained only the venom of 'The Witch's Curse'
Plot:
Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world. | Add synopsis »
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Very entertaining "hybrid" See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kirk Morris ... Maciste
Hélène Chanel ... Fania
Vira Silenti ... Young Martha Gunt
Angelo Zanolli ... Charley Law
Andrea Bosic ... Judge Parrish
Donatella Mauro
Gina Mascetti ... Barmaid
Antonella Della Porta ... Doris
John Karlsen ... Burgomeister
Antonio Ciani
Pietro Ceccarelli (as Puccio Ceccarelli)
Remo De Angelis ... Prometheus
Evar Maran ... Villager
Charles Fawcett ... Doctor
John Francis Lane ... Coachman (as Francis Lane)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trent Gough ... Assorted Characters (English Language dubbing)
Veriano Ginesi ... (uncredited)
Neil Robinson ... Villager (uncredited)
Howard Nelson Rubien ... Old Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Riccardo Freda  (as Robert Hampton)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oreste Biancoli 
Ennio De Concini 
Eddy H. Given  story
Piero Pierotti 

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Piero Donati .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Franci 
 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Production Design by
Luciano Spadoni 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Crisanti 
 
Production Management
Lucio Bompani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Gentili .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Serse Urbisaglia .... special effects
 
Other crew
Remo De Angelis .... fencing master
 

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Also Known As:
"Maciste all'inferno" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min | Netherlands:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The US distributor used the English language track that was recorded in Italy. This resulted in this film being one of the few in which the hero's name, Maciste, was used in the English dubbed version. For other films involving Maciste, when the English language track was recorded in the US, his name would usually be changed to a more familiar name such as "Goliath" or "Samson."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Maciste kills the lion in Hell, one of the lion's eyes blink.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) (V)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining "hybrid", 12 August 2006
Author: Skragg from United States

There's no way I could NOT like a combination Italian horror film (of the traditional kind) AND Italian "spear and sandal" film, including this one, which I never saw till two years ago. The "hell" scenes were worthy of "Hercules in the Haunted World," which I also never saw till recently. It seems to be a direct sequel to another "peplum" film (I don't know which), because of flashbacks and little references. As much as I like these movies AS movies, instead of as "camp," even I found it funny when the "Maciste" character arrived in this 17th (?) century Scottish town (and yes, in his loincloth), without anyone wondering anything about him.

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