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Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga) (1972)




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This above-average horror film concerns a young couple (Antonio Cantafora, Elke Sommer) who manage to revive a cruel sorceror-Baron (Joseph Cotten) from the 1500s. Posing as a cripple, the Baron assimilates back into society and buys back his old castle, where he begins torturing and murdering innocent locals in his dungeon. Veteran filmmaker Mario Bava's direction is assured, and Euro-horror buffs will enjoy the cast, which includes Massimo Girotti ("Terence Hill" of spaghetti western fame), Luciano Pigozzi, Umberto Raho, and young Nicoletta Elmi (Profondo Rosso). ~ Robert Firsching, Rovimore
Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Vincent Fotre, William A. Bairn, Mario Bava
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 28, 2000
American International Pictures

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Joseph Cotten
as Baron Otto von Kleis...
Elke Sommer
as Eva Arnold
Antonio Cantafora
as Peter Kleist
Massimo Girotti
as Dr. Karl Hummel
Rada Rassimov
as Occult Lady
Dieter Tressler
as Castle Owner
Umberto Raho
as Inspector
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Critic Reviews for Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The trite plot drags on forever.

Full Review… | March 23, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Bava uses his trademark brilliant color cinematography to amazing effect within the huge, old castle, though the movie as a whole is a shade or two less effective than the similar Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966).

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
Combustible Celluloid

... disappointing.

Full Review… | September 17, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Distinctive Bava look, distinctive incoherent plot. How did Joseph Cotten come to this?

September 12, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga)

Didn't really enjoy this. Silly plot (even past what you'd expect). Unconvincing.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Yes, slightly above average horror movie, I agree. The main characters are very typical of horror movies, mocking traditions and superstitions, to find themselves prey to the baron blood, an old ancestor of one of them. The film doesn't do much with the story, and the gore isn't very explicit, but it's pretty good. Not a bad movie at all, Bava fans will enjoy it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Exactly what I wanted it to be, chessy, campy fun.
Yeah there are plot holes...yeah the acting is often over the top...yeah the blood looks like red latex paint...but it's 1970's Italian horror!
Just sit back and enjoy.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

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