Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti, Italy, 1964, Severin Films, Horror

New 4K restoration

In a 1963 interview, actress Barbara Steele was asked what her plans were for the future. She replied, “I want to fuck the world!” With movies like CASTLE OF BLOOD, that’s exactly what she did. A lonely traveler meets Edgar Allan Poe in a pub. Poe issues a challenge: Spend the night in an abandoned castle and win a pile of money. The wager is accepted. But when the stranger arrives at the castle, he finds that it’s not so deserted after all. Dripping with gothic ectoplasm and erotic alchemy, CASTLE OF BLOOD feels like a wish-list of everything we want from a French-Italian co-production in 1964. Death! Sex! Graveyards! Ghosts! Zombies! And of course, the unworldly presence of the incomparable Barbara Steele in a career-defining role. Prepare for the spookiest sleepover of your life.

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  • 87 min.
  • B/W
  • 1.85:1


  • 4K DCP