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Monday, June 21, 2010

Nightmare Castle (1965)

Nightmare Castle is a good old fashioned horror film that pulls no surprises but still tells a good story.  This is the kind of stuff that belongs on late night fright television.  Barbara Steele is great in her dual role as two identical half-sisters.  [Just go with it!]  Her performance is very theatrical and dramatic in a good way.  The rest of cast is solid as well.
The story begins with Lady Arrowsmith [Barbara Steele] who has a torrid love affair.  She is caught by her jealous husband, Dr. Arrowsmith, who tortures and murders both her and her lover.  The good doctor then takes Lady Arrowsmith's half-sister as his wife who continues to be haunted by her dead half-sister.  I'll let you figure out the rest for yourself.
Nightmare Castle is available as a free download.  It is an Italian film that is dubbed in English but don't let that scare you away from the film.  All in all, a solid effort.
RATING: Good.
Download a copy of the film from Archive.org
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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