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A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.

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Credited cast:
Mickey Hargitay ...
Jack Nelson
Rita Calderoni ...
Isabella / Laureen
Raul Lovecchio ...
Occultist (as Raoul)
Christa Barrymore ...
Christa (as Krista Barrymore)
Consolata Moschera ...
(as Moschera Consolata)
William Darni ...
Richard Brenton
Max Dorian ...
Doctor
Marcello Bonini Olas ...
Gerg (as Bonini Marcello)
Cristina Perrier ...
Glenda
Stefania Fassio ...
Steffy
Gabriele Bentivoglio ...
Priest
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
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Anna Ardizzone
Marisa Indice
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A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.

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17 January 1973 (Italy)  »

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Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century  »

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Alternates between intriguing and cheap with seemingly no distinction
15 January 2013 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Jack Nelson (Mickey Hargitay) arrives a gloomy looking castle with his fiancé Laureen (Rita Calderoni) and strange things start to happen immediately. Why? The hell if I know but it is somehow related to Laureen being the reincarnation of Isabella, a witch who was staked and burned alive 500 years ago. Oh, and there are some vampires wandering around too. This is my second Renato Polselli flick (after the previous year's DELIRIUM, also with Hargitay) and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It is great in spots (moody lighting and an interesting editing technique) and completely lousy in others (totally fake rubber bats and easily exposed black backdrops outside of set windows). The biggest problem is it runs way too long (1 hour and 49 minutes) and doesn't make a lick of sense. Worth seeing once just for the 70s feel and the abundance of nudity.


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