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Scream of the Demon Lover (1970)

Il castello dalle porte di fuoco (original title)
A beautiful young woman travels to a remote estate to seek employment as a biochemist for Baron Janos Dalmar. She finds herself attracted to him, so immerses herself in her work to suppress... See full summary »

Director:

José Luis Merino (as J.L. Merino)

Writers:

Enrico Colombo (screenplay) (as E. Colombo), Enrico Colombo (story) (as E. Colombo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erna Schurer ... Ivanna Rakowsky (as Jennifer Hartley)
Carlos Quiney Carlos Quiney ... Janos Dalmar (as Charles Quinney) (as Jeffrey Chase)
Agostina Belli ... Cristiana
Cristiana Galloni Cristiana Galloni ... Olga (as Christina Pathé)
Antonio Jiménez Escribano ... The Butler (as Antonio Gimenez Escribano)
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Inspector
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Igor
Ezio Sancrotti Ezio Sancrotti ... Driver turning Raper
Giancarlo Fantini Giancarlo Fantini ... the Doctor
Franco Moraldi Franco Moraldi ... the Mayor
Renato Paracchi Renato Paracchi ... the Police Writer (as Paracchi Renato)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javier de Rivera Javier de Rivera ... the Judge (as Javier Rivera)
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Storyline

A beautiful young woman travels to a remote estate to seek employment as a biochemist for Baron Janos Dalmar. She finds herself attracted to him, so immerses herself in her work to suppress her lusty desires. A rash of rather brutal murders occurs in the area and she soon discovers that the Baron is not what he seems. Not long thereafter, the Baron transforms into a demon, and the beautiful young woman becomes his very own love slave. Written by Fryingham

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 October 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Scream of the Demon Lover See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 56717 delivered on 25-9-1970. See more »

Alternate Versions

SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER was the re titled US release via New World. It ran approx. 78 minutes and was hacked down to fit on a double bill with THE VELVET VAMPIRE. SCREAM was also syndicated to television and with the nudity removed fit snugly in a 75 minute time slot. The Retromedia DVD contains the full length version. See more »

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Boring horror tale blown up to feature length
21 June 2018 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"Il castello dalle porte di fuoco", also known as "Scream of the Demon Lover", is a tedious horror flick with a plot that would have better suited a half-hour length blown up to an endless hour-and-a-half.

The story is about an allegedly young and beautiful woman who goes to stay with a mad scientist in Victorian times. While there she is repeatedly menaced by a flaky hand while trying to sleep and apparently dreams or hallucinates herself stretched out topless on a rack.

We end up getting the idea that this is a Jekyll-and-Hyde type story. Or is it? Who cares? I didn't. You probably won't either.

For fans of sleazy Euro-horror, the nudity in the film is fairly negligible, either glimpsed from a distance or shot with something in the way so you don't get a good look. There is also really no violence.


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