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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 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
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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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15 August 1963 (Italy)  »

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In the French version, Christopher Lee was dubbed by Marcel Bozzuffi. 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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Italian Gothic Horror - Margheriti's Best Film
25 February 2001 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

LA VERGINE DI NORIMBERGA is one of those unforgettable classics in the Italian horror canon. The film benefits from beautiful color cinematography and art direction, a spooky castle dungeon filled with grim implements of torture, the sexy Rosanna Podesta running around, the handsome blond Georges Riviere (fresh from Margheriti's LA DANZA MACABRA), the towering presence of Christopher Lee as the family manservant bearing a scarred visage and finally Mirko Valentin as the crazed killer and family patriarch. The jazz score by Riz Ortolani is fantastic (it's available on CD) and one of his best ever. The film may be a bit slow by the standards of today's audiences but was a real chiller back in the mid-sixties when it came out. In my opinion it's the best of Antonio Margheriti's films because it's a bit more coherent and better scripted that most of the rest. Also a delight for Christopher Lee fans as this was during the most fertile period of his career.


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