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Horror Castle (1963)

La vergine di Norimberga (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 15 August 1963 (Italy)
Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

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(as Anthony Dawson)

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(novel), (screenplay) (as Gastad Green) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Mary Hunter
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Max Hunter (as George Riviere)
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Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
Laura Nucci ...
Martha
Jim Dolen ...
John Selby
Leonardo Severini ...
The Doctor
Anny Degli Uberti ...
Kidnapped Woman
Luciana Milone ...
Trude
Mirko Valentin ...
The General
Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Hilde (as Lucille St. Simon)
Patrick Walton ...
(as Patrik Walton)
Carole Windsor
Rex Vidor
James Borden
Peter Hardy
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Women are being tortured to death with various torture devices in the dungeon of an old castle by a deformed, hooded, holocaust survivor.

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Women's Virtues Made him a Killer!

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Horror

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15 August 1963 (Italy)  »

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Horror Castle  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lee's voice was dubbed by another actor for the English-language version. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in Germany, palm trees can be seen during the exterior shots and the geography and exterior architecture denotes the landscape that of southern Europe. See more »

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Referenced in The Defilers (1965) See more »

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Italian Gothic Horror - Margheriti's Best Film
25 February 2001 | by (Palm Springs, CA USA) – See all my reviews

LA VERGINE DI NORIMBERGA is one of those unforgettable classics in the Italian horror canon. The film benefits from beautiful color cinematography and art direction, a spooky castle dungeon filled with grim implements of torture, the sexy Rosanna Podesta running around, the handsome blond Georges Riviere (fresh from Margheriti's LA DANZA MACABRA), the towering presence of Christopher Lee as the family manservant bearing a scarred visage and finally Mirko Valentin as the crazed killer and family patriarch. The jazz score by Riz Ortolani is fantastic (it's available on CD) and one of his best ever. The film may be a bit slow by the standards of today's audiences but was a real chiller back in the mid-sixties when it came out. In my opinion it's the best of Antonio Margheriti's films because it's a bit more coherent and better scripted that most of the rest. Also a delight for Christopher Lee fans as this was during the most fertile period of his career.


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