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

 -  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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(as Anthony Dawson)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossana Podestà ...
Mary Hunter
Georges Rivière ...
Max Hunter (as George Riviere)
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Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
Jim Dolen ...
John Selby, FBI Agent
Anny Degli Uberti ...
Frau Marta
Luigi Severini ...
Doctor
Luciana Milone ...
Trude
Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Victim (as Lucile St. Simon)
Patrick Walton
Consalvo Dell'Arti
Peter Hardy
Rex Vidor
James Borden
Bredon Brett
Robert Mayor
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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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Horror

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15 August 1963 (Italy)  »

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Horror Castle  »

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

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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 »

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Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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A dark, yet beautiful film
22 June 2004 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I collect horror dvds from the 60s and 70s. There are those that are classics because they are well made films artistically speaking. This is one of those films. Before I watched this film I had read that there was a jazz score that didn't seem to match the subject matter. At first, it did seem out of place, but once I got into the film I didn't even notice. The music actually plays a big part in building suspense.

Christopher Lee plays a nice mystery man role. Has a bit of a "who done it" kind of story. Over all a good film, especially for fans of Gothic kind of horror or Hammer films.


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