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House of the Black Death (1965)

GP | | Horror | 14 October 1971 (USA)
Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.


Harold Daniels, Reginald Le Borg (uncredited) | 1 more credit »


Lora Crozetti (novel), Richard Mahoney




Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Belial Desard (as Lon Chaney)
John Carradine ... Andre Desard
Andrea King ... Dr. Katherine Mallory
Tom Drake ... Paul Desard
Dolores Faith ... Valerie Desard
Sabrina ... Blonde Belly Dancer
Jerome Thor ... Dr. Eric Campion
Sherwood Keith ... Stokes
Catherine Petty Catherine Petty ... Martha
George Mitchell André George Mitchell André ... Coven Member (as George Andre)
Katherine Victor ... Lila (as Kathrin Victor)
Margaret Shinn Margaret Shinn ... Initiate


Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.

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SHOCK! Male Witchcraft in Evil Terror!





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The producers didn't like what director Harold Daniels had done with the film, so they hired Jerry Warren to come in and finish it. Reginald Le Borg also directed some scenes, uncredited. See more »

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Even Ed Wood might have thought this film was terrible!
14 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film starts off wonderfully--with Satan himself introducing the characters. While this was inspired and clever, nothing else in the film was. In fact, it's pretty much a stupid mess about two warlocks who fight over the family fortune in some godforsaken (literally) town. While John Carradine and Lon Chaney Jr. star in the film, both were at the points in their careers where they would have appeared in ANYTHING--even ads for Playtex girdles if they'd asked! In addition to being an extremely dull and talky film, 'sexy' dancing girls are rather randomly inserted throughout the film to try to keep you awake. However, their alluring antics are about as alluring as a bowel obstruction.

"House of Black Death" (also known as "Blood of the Man Devil") is an absolutely horrible film that has not surprisingly slipped into the public domain. While IMDb often links such films to archive.org, this time they didn't--though if you go to this site you can download it for free. But, in many cases, why should you?! My advice is to only watch it if you love schlocky films--such as those of Larry Buchanan, Ed Wood or William Grefe. In this sense, it is watchable because it's THAT bad! Don't say I didn't warn you.

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