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Nightmare Castle (1965)
"Amanti d'oltretomba" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  5 July 1966 (USA)
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A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

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Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
Paul Muller ...
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller)
Helga Liné ...
Solange
Marino Masé ...
Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift)
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Jonathan (as John McDouglas)
Rik Battaglia ...
David
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A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Years later, the count remarries and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed. Written by io

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Director Mario Caiano initially wanted to highlight the gory scenes with red color. The idea was dropped due to budget limitations. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith: [to Muriel Arrowsmith] I've asked you before not to come down to my laboratory while I'm busy with my experiments.
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11 November 1998 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

Most commonly known in the US as "Nightmare Castle", this 1965 shocker starts off with cinematic guns ablazin!! Barbara Steele plays a wicked woman married to a lunatic doctor. He discovers her in a heated trist with their gardener. Both Steele and her lover are chained to a lab wall, and given a slow, grimy, painful death via horrible surgical instruments. These scenes, disturbing as hell, remind one of crime scene photos of Lizzie Borden or Jack The Ripper. But then, the film becomes a talky soap opera, centering around the bad woman's mousy twin sister (played by a blonde Steele) Somebody should have told the director audiences don't want to see their character a colorless, cheerless, unemotional, unimaginative nothing. The first reel rates an A+, the rest a C-.


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