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Castle of Evil (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | November 1966 (USA)
The relatives of a recently deceased man named Kovac gather at is creepy mansion for the reading of the will. Before the will can be read, however, the relatives began to be murdered one by one.

Director:

Francis D. Lyon
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Complete credited cast:
Scott Brady ... Matt Granger
Virginia Mayo ... Mary Theresa 'Sable' Pulaski
David Brian ... Robert Hawley
Lisa Gaye ... Carrol Harris
Hugh Marlowe ... 'Doc' Corozal
William Thourlby William Thourlby ... Kovic
Ernest Sarracino ... Tunki
Natividad Vacío ... Muchado
Shelley Morrison ... Lupe Tekal d'Esperanza
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The relatives of a recently deceased man named Kovac gather at is creepy mansion for the reading of the will. Before the will can be read, however, the relatives began to be murdered one by one.

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So terrifying!... We have reserved your coffin!... If you D.D. (drop dead) while watching: Castle of Evil See more »

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The original title for this film was "The Haunting Of Castle Montego" and was changed before the film was released theatrically. See more »

Quotes

Mary Theresa 'Sable' Pulaski: How come I never met nice guys like you? I attract bums like a park bench. Married at 15, divorced at 22, divorced at 28 again. Oh, what a bunch of daisies I picked. You married?
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Connections

Featured in Creature Features: Castle of Evil (1971) See more »

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Frankie and Johnny
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sung by Virginia Mayo
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Say Wasn't That.....?
17 March 2002 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"Castle of Evil" is haunted castle movie much in the style of Roger Corman and England's Hammer productions. Although it doesn't quite measure up to those productions, it is a competent little horror flick.

The story involves a group of people who are summoned to a mysterious castle for the reading of the will of the man who has virtually destroyed each of their lives individually. Their host unfortunately has just passed away, or has he? The film contains most of the usual horror cliches and settings. There are the secret passages, sliding doors, dark shadows, murders and the requisite mysterious housekeeper.

The film is boosted by its veteran cast of actors who had all seen better days but were still able to deliver solid performances. Scott Brady is the hero of the piece and Virginia Mayo effectively plays a discarded mistress. Hugh Marlowe is along as a doctor, David Brian as a lawyer and the lovely Lisa Gaye as Brady's love interest. Shelley Morrison is quite good as the housekeeper.

What now makes this film memorable is the resemblance of the character "Kovic" to a certain former U.S. president. See if you agree.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunting at Castle Montego See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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