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

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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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The living and the dead change places in an orgy of terror! See more »

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27 February 1964 (Italy)  »

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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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Alan is supposed to be fatally impaled by a spike (which is what we see in close-up), but the spike in the swinging gate could only hit him tangentially. His body remains upright but there is no embedded spike to provide the necessary support. (In any case a supporting spike would need to be not in the gate but in the railing behind him.) See more »

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Julia: Your blood will be our life!
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Prime example of Italian horror, superbly captured on a widescreen DVD.
11 November 2002 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Here's a favorite example of Italian horror cinema, filled with the trademark qualities that have impressed genre-film afficionados for the last half century. It compares favorably with the highly-regarded, Mario Bava classic, BLACK SUNDAY, and features another major appearance by the mysterious beauty, Barbara Steele. The black-and-white cinematography and production design are nicely realized, and an appropriate atmosphere of menace and sexuality is skillfully delivered. All in all, this is a prime example of why Italian horror cinema deserves some appreciation. The music is by Riz Ortolani (of MONDO CANE fame). A very nice DVD from Synapse.


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