In the world of European horror there are few names more well known than that of Barbara Steele. The “Queen of Gothic horror” will be making a trip to Blu-ray thanks to the amazing folks at Severin Films. An August 18th release date has been announced for Nightmare Castle the classic Mario Caiano favorite.
Not only will the disc bring us Nightmare Castle but also Castle of Blood and Terror Creatures from the Grave, a triple threat of Barbara Steele goodness!
Synopsis of Nightmare Castle is as follows:
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 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, and as her 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. Throw away all those inferior transfers from censored TV prints: This is NIGHTMARE CASTLE like you’ve never seen it before, packed with extras including TWO more full-length Barbara Steele shockers in HD: Antonio Margheriti’s CASTLE OF BLOOD and Massimo Pupillo’s TERROR CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE!
Here’s the complete breakdown of what the disc will offer:
Exclusive New Audio Commentary With Star Barbara Steele and Horror Historian David Del Valle
Barbara Steele In Conversation Featurette
Interview Featurette With Director Mario Caiano
BONUS FEATURE: CASTLE OF BLOOD 2k Scan Of Rare US 35mm Release Print
BONUS FEATURE: TERROR CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE 2k Scan Of Rare US 35mm Release Print
Terror Creatures Featurette With Director Massimo Pupillo, Actor Riccardo Garrone and Film Historian Fabio Melelli (In Italian with Optional English Subs)
Terror Creatures Deleted Scenes (In French with Optional English Subs)
Again, the release date is August 18th. Add it to your “must own” list.
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