1 March 2020
Nightmare Castle (1965)
Nightmare Castle (1965)
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2.5 out of 5 starsFalls Short (unfortunately!).


Intro to these few words: It seems that the print we watched was abruptly cut in some of the points which obviously add to the perception we had of the film – does anyone know where it could be possible to find the uncut version in Europe?

Not our favourite of the 60s horror with Barbara Steele. It has got a classic starting point, but then it starts being fast and the points in the plot just runs from one to another without any interest being deployed. We know there’s a certain degree of fun in the way these movies handle their plots, but in this case, it’s just not enough.


  • (2) Barbara Steele(s) [although not at her very best].
  • Morricone.
  • Gothic Atmosphere (cinematography).


  • Abruptly edited.
  • Not enough [especially narrative-wise] to keep the interest glued to the screen. There are better instances of this sub-genre.

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Amanti d'oltretomba (1965) Horror | 105min | 5 June 1966 (France) 5.7
Director: Mario CaianoWriter: Mario Caiano, Fabio De AgostiniStars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga LinéSummary: A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Years later, the count remarries and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed. Written by io


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