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Castle of Blood (1964)

Danza macabra (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 14 April 1965 (France)
A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.

Directors:

Sergio Corbucci (as Gordon Wilson Jr.), Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Sergio Corbucci (screenplay) (as Gordon Wilson Jr.), Sergio Corbucci (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Steele ... Elisabeth Blackwood
Georges Rivière ... Alan Foster
Margrete Robsahm ... Julia Alert
Arturo Dominici ... Dr. Carmus (as Henry Kruger)
Silvano Tranquilli ... Edgar Allan Poe (as Montgomery Glenn)
Sylvia Sorrente Sylvia Sorrente ... Elsi Perkings (as Sylvia Sorrent)
Umberto Raho ... Lord Thomas Blackwood (as Raul H. Newman)
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Herbert (as Phil Karson)
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... William (as Ben Steffen)
Johnny Walters Johnny Walters
Merry Powers Merry Powers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Peters John Peters
Salvo Randone ... Lester - the coachman
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Storyline

A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, reliving their deaths and seeking to kill the writer for his blood in a vain attempt to stay alive beyond that one night. Barbara Steele, as one of the living dead, tries to aid his escape from the castle. Written by Dean Harris <hepcat@inch.com>

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They love only for blood! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 April 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Castle of Blood See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Barbara Steele's name does not appear in the opening credits for "Castle of Blood." See more »

Goofs

The first candelabra lit by Alan has many spiderwebs between the candles. After he approaches the mirror, the webs are gone. See more »

Quotes

Elisabeth Blackwood: I'm dead, Alan. Dead.
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Well executed old and very dark house horror
3 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Well executed old and very dark house horror. Good set-up which includes the character of Poe, himself, alluding to the story in a London pub. Although from here it is pretty much the one guy who has taken the dare to visit the house on a particular night running from room to room either looking for or avoiding people, it is still most enjoyable. Plus we have the delightful and enigmatic Barbara Steele. There is some wooden dialogue and some unexplained bits and bobs but it is the super creepy atmosphere that is maintained throughout, that and the super musical score that keep this one moving nicely along. DVD originates from US and has a few extras


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