Mario Caiano, Italy, 1965, Severin Films, Horror

“Made at the height of Italy's golden age of gothic horror, NIGHTMARE CASTLE has long been cherished by horror fans as perhaps the ultimate visual tribute to Italy's first real scream queen, Barbara Steele." -- Nathaniel Thompson, MONDO DIGITAL

At the height of her career as the dark goddess of Italian horror, the legendary Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY) delivered “two” of her most memorable performances in this gothic tale of obsession, madness, and depravity. Steele stars as a cheating wife who is chained, whipped, and tortured to death by her sadistic scientist husband. She also stars as the wife’s unstable blonde stepsister, whose fate may be even more ghastly. Paul Muller (VAMPYROS LESBOS), Helga Liné (HORROR EXPRESS), and Rik Battaglia (SISTER EMANUELLE) co-star in this twisted shocker directed by Mario Caiano, featuring stunning black & white cinematography by Enzo Barboni and the very first horror score by Ennio Morricone.

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  • 105 min.
  • B/W
  • 1.66:1


  • DCP