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Castle of Blood (1964)

Danza macabra (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 14 April 1965 (France)
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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(as Gordon Wilson Jr.), (as Anthony M. Dawson)

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(screenplay) (as Gordon Wilson Jr.), (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Elisabeth Blackwood
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Alan Foster
Margrete Robsahm ...
Julia Alert
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Dr. Carmus (as Henry Kruger)
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Edgar Allan Poe (as Montgomery Glenn)
Sylvia Sorrente ...
Elsi Perkings (as Sylvia Sorrent)
Umberto Raho ...
Lord Thomas Blackwood (as Raul H. Newman)
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
KIller (as Phil Karson)
Benito Stefanelli ...
William (as Ben Steffen)
Johnny Walters
Merry Powers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Peters
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Lester - the coachman
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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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They love only for blood! See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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. See more »

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Julia: Your blood will be our life!
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One of the best Italian horrors of the '60's.
5 November 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Of the many black and white Gothic horror-thrillers to come out of Italy in the '60's, this is undoubtedly one of the best. However, it is, of course, second to Mario Bava's masterpiece "Black Sunday". Both films star the mysterious and very beautiful British actress Barbara Steele who would become a leading figure in these creepy sixties shockers. Plot of this film deals with a cocky reporter(George Riviere) who is offered a wager to spend the night in a supposedly haunted castle. Predictably, he accepts the wager. The million-dollar question is, will he live through the night to collect his prize? Barbara Steele is a captivating "ghost" who roams the halls of the dark, sinister place and makes the man's stay there a little more pleasant. But as the evening passes on, other specters appear, and with less than godly intentions. Beautifully atmospheric chiller with Steele in fine form. A lesbian scene with Barbara and co-star Margaret Robsahm was cut from the film before it was released to the US. The movie was remade six years later and by the same director(Anthony Dawson) as WEB OF THE SPIDER.


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