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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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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 »

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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Version of Mystery and Imagination: Lost Hearts (1966) See more »

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Great Italian Gothic horror with the queen of blackness Barbara Steele.
21 November 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Italian queen of Gothic horror Barbara Steele portrays the wife of a deranged scientist played by Paul Muller whose latest experiments involve electro-stimulation of human blood.When the mad doctor discovers that his wife is unfaithful,he tortures,disfigures and kills her alongside her gardener lover,then removes and preserves the hearts of the victims,using their blood to restore youth and beauty to his own lover Solange.When the madman discovers that his late wife left all her wealth to her mentally unstable sister he quickly sets about courting and marrying the poor girl,then proceeds to drive her completely mad in order to inherit her fortune."Nightmare Castle" is an essence of Italian Gothic horror.It takes place almost entirely in castle interiors,frequently in utter darkness.There are some scenes of depressing violence and the visuals are rich and beautiful.The hypnotic eyes of Barbara Steele are not easy to forget.9 out of 10.


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