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The Legend of Blood Castle (1973)
"Ceremonia sangrienta" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  October 1974 (USA)
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The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty. She falls in love with a dashing young soldier but is compelled to kill again and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucia Bosé ...
Espartaco Santoni ...
Karl Ziemmer
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Marina
Ana Farra ...
Nodriza
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Médico
Lola Gaos ...
Carmilla
Enrique Vivó ...
Alcalde
María Vico ...
Maria Plojovitz
Ángel Menéndez ...
Magistrado
Adolfo Thous ...
Juez
Ismael García Romen ...
Capitán (as Ismael García-Romeu)
Raquel Ortuño ...
Irina
Loreta Tovar ...
Sandra (as Dolores Tovar)
Franca Grey ...
Nadja
Ghika ...
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The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty. She falls in love with a dashing young soldier but is compelled to kill again and again to maintain her attractiveness and prevent the secret getting out. Written by <P.M.Laws@education.leeds.ac.uk>

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A Horror Chamber of Blood and Gore See more »

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Blood Castle  »

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Dark, unjustly neglected import deserves revival.
7 November 2006 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

When a vain countess is accidentally splattered with droplets of her nubile female servant's blood, she notices a more youthful quality to the appearance of her skin where the blood had been...thus begins the horror of THE FEMALE BUTCHER, and it's not just another tawdry, matter-of-course Liz Bathory digest fraught with obligatory lezvamperotica. This is a great looking and attentively directed Gothic mini-classic, purposeful in its treatment of a grim story involving a pontifical, influential madwoman's rabid lust for virgin blood. It's vividly delineated, and acquaints the viewer with stimulating, aptly-played characters. It should also be noted that this expounding of the Bathory legend is purportedly truest to the 'de facto' circumstances.

A subtly composed Euro-chiller, perhaps even a tad overmuch so, but quite jarring, nonetheless...this is high priority viewing for horror fans of every stripe.

7.5/10


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