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Scream of the Demon Lover (1970)

Il castello dalle porte di fuoco (original title)
A beautiful young woman travels to a remote estate to seek employment as a biochemist for Baron Janos Dalmar. She finds herself attracted to him, so immerses herself in her work to suppress... See full summary »

Director:

José Luis Merino (as J.L. Merino)

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Enrico Colombo (screenplay) (as E. Colombo), Enrico Colombo (story) (as E. Colombo) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Erna Schurer ... Ivanna Rakowsky (as Jennifer Hartley)
Carlos Quiney Carlos Quiney ... Janos Dalmar (as Charles Quinney) (as Jeffrey Chase)
Agostina Belli ... Cristiana
Cristiana Galloni Cristiana Galloni ... Olga (as Christina Pathé)
Antonio Jiménez Escribano ... The Butler (as Antonio Gimenez Escribano)
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Inspector
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Igor
Ezio Sancrotti Ezio Sancrotti ... Driver turning Raper
Giancarlo Fantini Giancarlo Fantini ... the Doctor
Franco Moraldi Franco Moraldi ... the Mayor
Renato Paracchi Renato Paracchi ... the Police Writer (as Paracchi Renato)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javier de Rivera Javier de Rivera ... the Judge (as Javier Rivera)
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A beautiful young woman travels to a remote estate to seek employment as a biochemist for Baron Janos Dalmar. She finds herself attracted to him, so immerses herself in her work to suppress her lusty desires. A rash of rather brutal murders occurs in the area and she soon discovers that the Baron is not what he seems. Not long thereafter, the Baron transforms into a demon, and the beautiful young woman becomes his very own love slave. Written by Fryingham

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 October 1970 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Telecolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 56717 delivered on 25-9-1970. See more »

Alternate Versions

SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER was the re titled US release via New World. It ran approx. 78 minutes and was hacked down to fit on a double bill with THE VELVET VAMPIRE. SCREAM was also syndicated to television and with the nudity removed fit snugly in a 75 minute time slot. The Retromedia DVD contains the full length version. See more »

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Good atmosphere yet predictable
27 June 2003 | by macabro357See all my reviews

(aka: BLOOD CASTLE or SCREAM OF THE DEMON)

*spoiler*

This was a drive-in feature, co-billed with THE VELVET VAMPIRE. A Spanish-Italian co-production where a series of women in a village are being murdered around the same time a local count named Yanos Dalmar is seen on horseback, riding off with his 'man-eating' dog behind him.

The townsfolk already suspect he is the one behind it all and want his castle burned down. The murders first began around the time Count Yanos' older brother, Count Igor Dalmar was horribly burned and killed in a lab accident.

Then a woman Ivanna (Erna Schuer) that Igor hired before his death to assist him in his experiments shows up. Yanos agrees to hire her in place of his brother and together they seek the formulae for the regeneration of dead cells. Yanos wants to bring Igor's charred corpse back to life.

But of course Igor is still alive (although horribly burned) and stalking and killing the women in the village. We see his char-broiled face appear at various points in the film, so we know he's still alive, making the whole thing seem a little bit too obvious.

Igor meets another fiery end when he gets into a fight with Yanos over Ivanna, with the burning candles falling on to the same bed that Igor stumbles on to, meeting yet another, final char-broiled end.

The Retromedia DVD is taken from a VHS source and looks quite grainy and bad. Other than an even scratchier trailer, no other extras are included. Although it has a nice, creepy Spanish castle and good atmospherics, I found it to be fairly boring and predictable, with no excitement or mystery, whatsoever.

3 out of 10.


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