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Baron Blood (1972)

Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga (original title)
PG | | Horror | 27 October 1972 (USA)
A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

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Fritz (as Alan Collins)
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Martha Hummel
Irio Fantini
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Christina Hoffmann
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A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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He sought the ultimate in HUMAN AGONY... with instruments of TORTURE ghastly beyond belief! See more »

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According to the DVD liner notes, this was the first film ever shot aboard a 747. See more »

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Several times it changes between day and night between shots. For example, Peter arrives in broad daylight when he rescues Eva from the Baron, but it is the middle of the night when he brings her to the dorm afterwards. See more »

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A masterpiece in imagery
8 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Mario Bava was above any star he could ever put into a film for he was the star of the film behind the camera. With the possible exception of Barbara Steele in Black Sunday, Bava's films are noted mostly for Bava's direction and Baron Blood is no exception. The acting in the film is competent, but what makes this a great horror film is the visual landscapes Bava paints for us, whether it is a sadistic caped killer rampaging the tiny streets of a dark European night filled with fog or the stately grandeur of the animated dead within the confines of the castle, Bava is an artist using colours like a Rembrandt or Picasso. Baron Blood is a gruesome film filled with genuine terror and it will scare because it is scary in both content and with its heavy mood looming throughout.


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