Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)


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Movie Info

Horrormeister Mario Bava helmed this entry in the series, in which Hercules (Reg Park) must journey to the bowels of Hell to recover a magical plant that is the only hope of a dying princess.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sandro Continenza, Franco Prosperi, Duccio Tessari, Mario Bava
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On DVD: Aug 6, 2002


as Hercules

as Princess Deianira

as King Lico

as Telemachus

as Aretusa

as Jocasta

as Keros

as Persephone
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Critic Reviews for Hercules in the Haunted World

All Critics (4)

Typical Hercules/Machiste nonsense not made better by the overrated Bava direction.

February 3, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Bava's innovative color cinematography sparkles in its own right, but becomes even more impressive when you realize what a limited budget the director had.

Full Review… | April 26, 2004
Combustible Celluloid

October 14, 2005

April 4, 2003
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Audience Reviews for Hercules in the Haunted World

I found this movie a lot of fun, it's much better than other Hercules movies from the 60s, maybe because Bava directs, so it has a bit of a horror feeling to it? It does have a classical epic story, though, which is really cool. It was better than I expected.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


The usual fun Bava fare. This time he sends Hercules to Hades (or Hell for those of you who've never read Bulfinch's Mythology) to save the woman he loves. One of Bava's more impressive features from a style standpoint with the lighting and camera tricks, even if the story is something you've seen before. Christopher Lee is the villain and the last ten minutes are creepy and amazing all at the same time. Hercules in the Haunted World also shows Bava's influence on future filmmakers such as Sam Raimi and Don Coscarelli. The Comic Relief Guy was too much, but overall this one's worth the time.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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