Nightmare Castle

Nightmare Castle

Giuseppe Addobbati
Director: Mario Caiano Cast: Giuseppe Addobbati
Giuseppe Addobbati
, Rik Battaglia
Rik Battaglia
, Lawrence Clift
Lawrence Clift
Mario Caiano

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Known in U.S. distribution as Nightmare Castle, this eerie Gothic thriller offers two Barbara Steeles for the price of one. Steele first portrays the wife of a deranged scientist (Paul Muller) whose latest experiments involve electro-stimulation of human blood. When the mad doctor discovers his wife is having an affair, he tortures, disfigures and kills her alongside her lover, then removes and preserves the hearts of the victims, using their blood to restore youth and beauty to his own lover. When the madman discovers that his late wife left all her wealth to her mentally unstable sister (Steele again, a blonde this time), he quickly sets about courting and marrying the poor girl, then proceeds to drive her completely mad in order to inherit her fortune. It may be an easier task than he predicted -- too easy for comfort, in fact -- since the honeymoon is attended by the spectral presence of the murdered lovers who have risen from their own ashes to avenge their deaths. This film's pervasive feeling of impending doom is aided by shadowy, low-contrast cinematography and a robust score from Ennio Morricone, and features a riveting performance from Steele, whose large eyes pierce the screen with dangerous beauty.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
UPC: 0891635001599
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Severin
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 49,712

Special Features

Barbara Steele In Conversation- Exclusive New Featurette with The Queen of Horror; ; Black, White and Red - Exclusive New Featurette with Director Mario Caiano ; US Theatrical Trailer; UK Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giuseppe Addobbati Jonathan
Rik Battaglia David
Lawrence Clift Dr. Derek Joyce
Helga Liné Solange
John McDouglas Actor
Paul Muller Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith
Barbara Steele Muriel,Jenny

Technical Credits
Mario Caiano Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Enzo Barboni Cinematographer
Carlo Caiano Producer,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Renato Cinquini Editor
Fabio de Agostini Original Story,Screenwriter
Mario Giorsi Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Massimo Tavazzi Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nightmare Castle
1. Opening Titles [1:33]
2. The Doctor & His Wife [3:11]
3. The Lovers [4:48]
4. Discovery & Retribution [11:36]
5. Solange and Jenny [5:47]
6. Jenny's Fears [6:20]
7. Dear Little Creatures [4:46]
8. The Pianist [4:09]
9. Afraid of Dying [8:34]
10. Prisoner Of Madness [6:44]
11. Dinner of the Doomed [10:22]
12. Evil Ploy [5:43]
13. Murder Most Foul [7:37]
14. Nightmare of Suspicion [7:51]
15. Deadly Deeds [4:01]
16. The Return [11:17]

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