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Castle of the Living Dead (1964)
"Il castello dei morti vivi" (original title)

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Count Drago (Christopher Lee) invites over entertainers to his castle, but what the people don't know is that Drago mummifies animals and humans!

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All'inizio dell'800 una compagnia di girovaghi è specializzata in uno spettacolo durante il quale viene messa in scena una falsa impiccagione. Durante un sosta vengono invitati dal conte Drago nel suo castello. L'arlecchino della compagnia viene licenziato da Bruno dopo una lite ed il suo posto viene preso da Eric, ex ufficiale. E così partono per il castello; per strada incontrano una vecchia che predice loro che arrivati a destinazione alcuni incontreranno la morte. Nella foresta vedono inoltre un corvo che sembra vivo, ma vivo non è. E infine giungono al castello dove, dietro una porta aperta, trovano ad attenderli una sala piena di uccelli imbalsamati, o che almeno lo sembrano. Fa quindi la sua comparsa il conte Drago. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Very minor European horror film
11 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A traveling troupe of actors are requested to put on a personal show for Count Drago (Christopher Lee) in his castle. They don't know he has some sinister plans for them.

There's a lot wrong with this--with the exception of Lee and Donald Sutherland everyone is badly dubbed; Lee looks silly with the goatee and black eye makeup; Sutherland looks even sillier playing an old female witch (!!!!); there are many boring sections; the plot is just dumb and more than a little vague.

There are some good things about this:Lee overplays his part (and is enjoying himself), logic aside the script isn't half bad and it is pretty well-directed. But mostly this is a slow dull horror movie. I caught it originally on TV when I was a kid in the 1970s. Even then I thought it was silly! For Lee completists only. Otherwise, skip it


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