Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga)

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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, Rovi

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Joseph Cotten
as Baron Otto von Kleist/Alfred Becker
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)

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

  • Mar 07, 2013
    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
  • Sep 20, 2011
    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
  • Dec 19, 2009
    If you are expecting something down the line of 'Bloody Pit of Horror', you are just like me and dead wrong. I was on pins and needles the first half hour, just to be let down. There is nothing about 'Baron Otto von Kleist' that even come close to the awesome 'Crimson Executioner' in 'Bloody Pit of Horror'. On the other hand one is supernatural and the other one is just a madman driven by the lust to kill. Where was I? That's right! Back to the story.. The young heir 'Peter Kleist' comes to his ancestors old castle to supervise the sale of the place. There he meets the stunning 'Eva Arnold' played by Elke Sommer. He has only just arriwed and struck a pose before people start disappearing and all traces points to the mentally retarded groundskeeper. Yeah right! That twat could kill an afternoon on his back. But who is it then? Watch it and find out. PS. This movie totally turned me off Elke Sommer. Her acting is awful in this one. The beautiful, blonde, german goddess with the seductive eyes unfortunately ruined the movie for me, and I will never be able to look at her the same way again. Trailer:
    The M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2008
    Mario Bava's direction is the highlight.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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