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Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette (1974)

PG | | Horror | January 1975 (USA)
Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man. Add a monster named Hulk, and some nude women for sexploitation value.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Count Frankenstein
Loren Ewing ...
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Hans (as Alan Collins)
Xiro Papas ...
Salvatore Baccaro ...
Ook (as Boris Lugosi)
Simonetta Vitelli ...
Maria (as Simone Blondell)
Eric Mann ...
Laura De Benedittis ...
Robert Marx ...
Christiane Rücker ...
Krista (as Christiane Royce)
Margaret Oliver ...
Paisan Woman
Alessandro Perrella ...
Doctor (as Perrella Alessandro)


Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man. Add a monster named Hulk, and some nude women for sexploitation value. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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A mad scientist toils in secret. His experiments defy nature. His creatures destroy life. See more »




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January 1975 (USA)  »

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Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks  »

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Did You Know?


Michael Dunn and Donald Pleasence also appeared together the same year in Freddie Francis 's " Mutations '. See more »


The movie takes place in 19th century Europe, but one of the villagers beating the cave man is wearing blue jeans. See more »


[last lines]
Prefect: There's a bit of a monster in all of us... especially where there's fear.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits cast list, Mike Monty is credited twice for playing the same role, listed in 20th and 24th place. See more »


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Sleazefest...Inexplicably Rated PG!
24 February 2004 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Count Frankenstein (Rossano Brazzi, best known as the star of the screen version of SOUTH PACIFIC) is busy at work at his castle home, sending out his gravediggers to get corpses for his experiments, and tinkering around with a tied-up cave man named Goliath (check out that unibrow). The doc's beautiful daughter Maria (played by "Simone Blondell") shows up with her fiance Eric (Eric Mann) and friend Krista (Christiane Royce aka Rucker) whom the count takes a liking to. One of his assistants is the dwarf Genz (3'4" Michael Dunn), a real sick-o type who fondles dead bodies, spies on the women bathing and having sex, and is eventually kicked out on the castle. He teams up with Ook (Boris Lugosi aka Salvatore Baccaro), yet another cave-dwelling Neanderthal man outcast, and the two plot to get back at the doctor. In one scene the duo kidnap a girl from town, tie her up, rape and kill her. Genz tells Ook, "I'm going to teach you the pleasures of life!" Meanwhile, Goliath (Loren Ewing) escapes and starts killing and townspeople with torches show up for the finale.

Helen Keller must have been serving on the MPAA ratings board when they gave this nudity and sickness-filled effort a PG rating. All in all though, it's a pretty silly combo of tried and true exploitation elements from the period and nothing much surprising happens.

Score: 3 out of 10

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