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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Complete credited cast:
Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
Paul Muller ...
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller)
Helga Liné ...
Solange (as Helga Line)
Marino Masé ...
Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift)
Rik Battaglia ...
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Jonathan (as John McDouglas)


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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A mad, sadistic scientist on the loose! See more »




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5 July 1966 (USA)  »

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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 »


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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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Good to see again
31 January 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Of course Nightmare Castle used to scare the hell out of me as a kid when I saw it on late-night TV, it's not exactly scary anymore but it's still a lot of fun to watch as I discovered buying it on DVD. Brings back a lot of memories of staying up late in a dark room watching old horror movies on the late late show, TV certainly has lost a lot of charm since the late 70's as you rarely find gems like this on anymore. Heck you'd be lucky to even find a late late show anymore, let alone old horror movies. But anyhow, good to see this one again.

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