Nightmare Castle (1965)
Film / Horror

Nightmare Castle (1965)

Original title: Amanti d’oltretomba Though stylishly shot in glorious black and white by Enzo Barboni and making good use of an actual mansion (the Villa Parisi in Frascati, Lazio), Mario Caiano’s Nightmare Castle is a rather pedestrian affair despite a good opening act. It owes a considerable debt to Mario Bava’s trailblazing La maschera del … Continue reading

All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Film / Horror

All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

Original title: Tutti i colori del buio Sergio Martino’s poetically titled shocker tries, with only qualified success, to meld the none-more-Italian giallo with the early 70s vogue for devil movies. It takes a clapped-out woman-in-peril/they’re-trying-to-kill-me plot and enlivens it with the wild stylistic flourishes and left turn narrative detours typical of the giallo and some … Continue reading