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Horror Castle (1963)

La vergine di Norimberga (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 15 August 1963 (Italy)
Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony Dawson)

Writers:

Frank Bogart (novel), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay and adaptation) (as Gastad Green) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossana Podestà ... Mary Hunter
Georges Rivière ... Max Hunter (as George Riviere)
Christopher Lee ... Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
Laura Nucci ... Martha
Jim Dolen Jim Dolen ... John Selby
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini ... The Doctor
Anny Degli Uberti Anny Degli Uberti ... Kidnapped Woman
Luciana Milone Luciana Milone ... Trude
Mirko Valentin Mirko Valentin ... The General
Lucile Saint-Simon ... Hilde (as Lucille St. Simon)
Patrick Walton Patrick Walton ... (as Patrik Walton)
Carole Windsor Carole Windsor
Rex Vidor Rex Vidor
James Borden James Borden
Peter Hardy Peter Hardy
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Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

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Women's Virtues Made him a Killer!

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 August 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror Castle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Germany (where this movie supposedly takes place), traffic drives on the right side of the road. This is also true in Italy, where this was filmed. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in Germany, palm trees can be seen during the exterior shots and the geography and exterior architecture denotes the landscape that of southern Europe. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the first German release all reference to the Nazi background like the cutback to the operation have been cut. Even typical German names like Erich and Trude have been changed to disguise the German origin. See more »

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Referenced in Deodato Holocaust (2019) See more »

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A dark, yet beautiful film
22 June 2004 | by ericdetrick2002See all my reviews

I collect horror dvds from the 60s and 70s. There are those that are classics because they are well made films artistically speaking. This is one of those films. Before I watched this film I had read that there was a jazz score that didn't seem to match the subject matter. At first, it did seem out of place, but once I got into the film I didn't even notice. The music actually plays a big part in building suspense.

Christopher Lee plays a nice mystery man role. Has a bit of a "who done it" kind of story. Over all a good film, especially for fans of Gothic kind of horror or Hammer films.


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