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

 -  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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Muriel Arrowsmith: You had your revenge. Why don't you kill me? Kill both of us.
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith: You, I will kill you, you tart, you. You and your filthy friend. But death, my dear, must come to you only after I've torn from your bodies all the suffering and pain a human being can stand, and you don't know yet how long it takes to die of pain.
Muriel Arrowsmith: You're a monster.
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Excellent Gothic chiller. One of Barbara Steele's best.
31 July 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Night Of The Doomed' is an excellent Gothic thriller, full of mystery, atmosphere and chills. The stunning Barbara Steele, arguably the most beautiful Scream Queen of all, plays a duel role as an unfaithful wife, who is tortured and murdered by her scientist husband (Jess Franco regular Paul Muller), and the wife's mentally fragile sister. Muller marries the sister in an attempt to keep his hands on his late wife's fortune, needing the money to help finance his experiments. His new bride finds herself going through some increasingly strange experiences, which unbeknown to her seem to be caused by her dead sister's attempts at revenge from beyond the grave. This is a first rate example of a melodramatic supernatural thriller. Steele and Muller are both excellent and well cast, and their performances added to the stylish black and white photography, and an above average Morricone score, make this is a real treat for fans of Italian horror and giallo.


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