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Tomb of Torture (1963)

Metempsyco (original title)
| Horror | July 1966 (USA)
A woman is tormented by dreams that she is the reincarnation of a dead countess. Her father, trying to get her to stop the dreams, takes her to a village near the castle of the late ... See full summary »

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Annie Alberti ...
Anna Darnell / Countess Irene (as Annie Albert)
Adriano Micantoni ...
Dr. Darnell (as Thony Maky)
Marco Mariani ...
George Dickson (as Mark Marian)
Flora Carosello ...
Countess Elizabeth (as Elizabeth Queen)
Antonio Boccaci ...
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Bernard Blay
Emy Eco ...
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Terry Thompson
Fred Pizzot
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A woman is tormented by dreams that she is the reincarnation of a dead countess. Her father, trying to get her to stop the dreams, takes her to a village near the castle of the late countess. In the village she meets a reporter who is investigating reports of the deaths of two young women who it is believed were killed by a creature that lives in the castle. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Not a good movie, but atmospheric and fun
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Story: Countess Irene and her fiancé disappeared 20 years ago. Now, a young woman who looks identical to the countess is coming to the castle.

My Review: Although this movie is poorly made, it is a lot of fun. You can't beat watching people get tortured in an old Gothic castle. Also, it includes all the elements that make Gothic horror fun - old castle, torture devices, a ghost, a hunchbacked henchman, a hidden basement, and, of course, plenty of spider webs. There was some good gore for the early 1960's that I was not expecting. There were also a few unintentional laughs. A couple examples are being able to see the string on the bat, and the deformed faced, one eyed, henchman had a giggles when he tortured people.

The movie has a lot of atmosphere. The castle chosen works well for a horror movie. The character development was decent too except the romance. I started caring for the characters by the end of the film. Most of the torture scenes were at the start of the movie and were well done except for the giggling.

The negatives to this movie are less than stellar acting. The henchman had a weird giggle that takes away from the mood of watching torture and makes it funny. The script was poor and made the movie confusing for the first half. The only enjoyment during the first half was the unintentional laughs and torture. My other problem was the romance was poorly developed.

My recommendation: Fan of 1960's Gothic horror should find this movie fun. Go in with low expectations because the movie isn't good, but it is a lot of fun.


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