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Old 09-16-10, 09:08 PM
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Horror Film Club (September 27th) - Castle of Blood

Castle of Blood (1964)

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When American author Edgar Allan Poe visits London, he is approached by British journalist Alan Foster, who becomes the target of a peculiar wager.
Not believing Poe's assertion that all of his macabre stories have been based on actual experience, Foster accepts a bet from Poe and his friend Sir Thomas Blackwood that he cannot spend an entire night in the Blackwood's haunted castle.
Once installed in the abandoned castle, Foster discovers that he is not alone, as he is approached by various beautiful women and handsome men, and a doctor of metaphysics -- who explains that they are all lost souls damned to replay the stories of their demises on the anniversary of their deaths!

Silvano Tranquilli plays Edgar Allan Poe in this movie, and the credits claim that the movie is based on a short story by Poe.
In reality no such story exists, although in the opening scene Poe (Tranquilli) is seen recounting the end of Poe's story "Berenice".

Castle of Blood was remade by the same director in 1971 as Web of the Spider.
In this version Poe was played by Klaus Kinski, and the movie claimed to be based on a different non-existent Poe story called "Night of the Living Dead".

This film is also known as Coffin of Terror, Danse macabre, Dimensions in Death, La Lunga notte de terrore, Terrore,
The Castle of Terror, The Long Night of Terror, Tombs of Horror, and Tombs of Terror.

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Old 09-28-10, 11:02 PM
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Re: Horror Film Club (September 27th) - Castle of Blood

Watched this tonight and found it to be a nice little thriller with some good old-time creepy atmosphere. Yeah the acting and the dialogue can be a little too melodramatic and stiff at times but overall, good little flick. Kind of an extended Twilight Zone episode. And the giant 1964 B&W boobies at the end were a nice and unexpected plus.

My rating: *** out of *****

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