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Baron Blood (1972)

Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga (original title)
PG | | Horror | 27 October 1972 (USA)
2:13 | Trailer
A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.


Mario Bava


Willibald Eser (story), Mario Bava (story) | 5 more credits »
1 win. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Baron Otto von Kleist / Alfred Becker
Elke Sommer ... Eva Arnold
Massimo Girotti ... Dr. Karl Hummel
Luciano Pigozzi ... Fritz (as Alan Collins)
Antonio Cantafora ... Peter Kleist
Umberto Raho ... Inspector (as Humi Raho on US prints)
Nicoletta Elmi ... Gretchen Hummel
Dieter Tressler ... Mayor Dortmundt
Rolf Halwich Rolf Halwich ... Auctioner
Gustavo De Nardo ... Dr. Werner Hesse
Valeria Sabel Valeria Sabel ... Martha Hummel
Irio Fantini Irio Fantini
Rada Rassimov ... Christina Hoffmann / Elizabeth Hölle


A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Positively the most horrifying film ever made... See more »




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Did You Know?


The Vienna castle where the film was shot was originally thought to be a museum, but that information is incorrect. In his book "Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark," Tim Lucas gives this misinformation, but on commentary of the Kino-Lorber DVD release he corrects himself, explaining that the film's producer had stated that it was filmed at the museum. Lucas had, since the book's publication, learned that it was actually shot at Burg Kreuzenstein. See more »


At the airport the uniformed airline employee greeting passengers at the base of the portable stairway suddenly disappears between shots. See more »

Alternate Versions

The arrow bluray release has 3 versions English export version 97:48min English aip version 90:32min Italian version 97:48min (Italian credits) See more »


Referenced in Bones (2001) See more »

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Brutal Fun
24 February 2019 | by tabongareviewsSee all my reviews

STORYLINE / Joseph Cotten stars in this Euro horror fest, it's a tale about a young man who's visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, and, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life. Now, the monster's out searching for new victims!

TABONGA SEZ... What's great about Euro horror is that it's so over the top, and that translate's into 'fun to watch.' Baron Blood is a pretty creepy guy, so, check out this crazy flick when you get a chance, especially if you like lots of BLOOD!

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Release Date:

27 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Torture Chamber of Baron Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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