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Castle of Blood (1964)
"Danza macabra" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  27 February 1964 (Italy)
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A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, ... See full summary »

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Elisabeth Blackwood
Georges Rivière ...
Alan Foster
Margrete Robsahm ...
Julia Alert
Arturo Dominici ...
Dr. Carmus (as Henry Kruger)
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Edgar Allan Poe (as Montgomery Glenn)
Sylvia Sorrente ...
Elsi Perkings (as Sylvia Sorrent)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
KIller (as Phil Karson)
John Peters
Merry Powers
Umberto Raho ...
Lord Thomas Blackwood (as Raul H. Newman)
Salvo Randone ...
Lester - the coachman
Benito Stefanelli ...
William (as Ben Steffen)
Johnny Walters
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A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, reliving their deaths and seeking to kill the writer for his blood in a vain attempt to stay alive beyond that one night. Barbara Steele, as one of the living dead, tries to aid his escape from the castle. Written by Dean Harris <hepcat@inch.com>

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Sergio Corbucci began filming but Antonio Margheriti took over after one week and signed the movie. See more »

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During the opening scene when Alan Foster enters the tavern, the Four Devils, a crew member is visible in the reflection in the doors glass window. He's using a small hand held device and generating additional smoke for the scene.

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Julia: Your blood will be our life!
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Well executed old and very dark house horror
3 January 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Well executed old and very dark house horror. Good set-up which includes the character of Poe, himself, alluding to the story in a London pub. Although from here it is pretty much the one guy who has taken the dare to visit the house on a particular night running from room to room either looking for or avoiding people, it is still most enjoyable. Plus we have the delightful and enigmatic Barbara Steele. There is some wooden dialogue and some unexplained bits and bobs but it is the super creepy atmosphere that is maintained throughout, that and the super musical score that keep this one moving nicely along. DVD originates from US and has a few extras


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