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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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Rossana Podestà ...
Mary Hunter
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Jim Dolen ...
John Selby, FBI Agent
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Hilda (as Lucille St. Simon)
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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)  »

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Horror Castle  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Beautifully lit and photographed.
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This thriller boasts an excellent story, some masterful lighting and cinematography, effective use of color, not to mention a distinguished old castle, as beautiful without as it is within.

The musical score, while big band and jazz oriented, actually works very well, inasmuch as it's quite unusual and unexpected for this type of story.

Christopher Lee has one of his most distinctive roles from the 1960's, and perhaps most important of all--the film is scary!

Note that many of the props, including Rossanna Podesta's bedstead, were also used in Bava's "Black Sabbath," as well as in Freda's "Terror of Dr. Hichcock."

Really a sumptuous looking film.

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