Horror Castle (1963)
"La vergine di Norimberga" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  15 August 1963 (Italy)
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Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.


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Cast overview:
Rossana Podestà ...
Mary Hunter
Georges Rivière ...
Max Hunter (as George Riviere)
Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
Jim Dolen ...
John Selby, FBI Agent
Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Hilda (as Lucille St. Simon)
Patrick Walton ...
(as Patrik Walton)
Carole Windsor
Rex Vidor
James Borden
Peter Hardy
Bredon Brett
Robert Mayor


Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

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Women's Virtues Made him a Killer!




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Release Date:

15 August 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Horror Castle  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version. See more »


Although the movie is set in Germany, palm trees can be seen during the exterior shots and the geography and exterior architecture denotes the landscape that of southern Europe. See more »


Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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The Virgin of Nuremburg (1963) ***
18 September 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Good and atmospheric Italian horror film that also goes by the title of HORROR CASTLE (which I think is more appropriate). A man's wife is terrorized in a German castle by all sorts of unspeakable sights and goings-on, seemingly committed by a maniac or "ghost" in a hood. The revelation of who is responsible and why is quite interesting. Christopher Lee is on hand as a scarred henchman of sorts, though it's unfortunate that his voice is dubbed. What really clicked for me with this film was the style of the movie. This was a gorgeous-looking film, brilliantly lit and full of mood, utilizing scenic locales and awesome castle dungeons and hallways. Its fine direction by Antonio Margheriti really made me sit up and take notice more than anything else, and it's what really elevated the film. *** out of ****

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