Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga) Reviews
I say Italian the film is supposedly set in some Austrian castle.
Two students including a scantily clad 1970s Elke Sommer bring back to life a 16th Century Baron nicknamed Baron Blood for his bloodthirsty activities.
After reawakening he is soon back up to his murderous and rather gruesome spree.
Director Bava shot the film in a colourful manner for a horror film.
Rather poor film if I'm being honest. Probably one for Bava fans.
The print I watched was in good Blu Ray condition and as I alluded to earlier colourful.
Peter heads back to the home of his family. His family history includes an evil Baron who tortured and mutilated people until the people finally fought back and brutally killed him. There are rumors the Baron's ghost still haunts the mansion. When Peter's actions accidentally release the ghost, he compounds the mistake by destroying the manuscript to stop the ghost. Will Peter survive his family research?
"Do you believe it was the Baron?"
"I believe it could have been."
Mario Bava, director of Black Sunday, A Bay of Blood, The Evil Eye, Hercules in the Underworld, 5 Dolls for an August Moon, Planet of the Vampires, and Black Sabbath, delivers Baron Blood. The storyline for this picture is classic 70s horror with some eerie and interesting horror sequences. The cast delivers average performances and includes Joseph Cotton, Elke Sommer, and Massimo Girotti.
"It was a foolish thing you did."
I came across the Mario Bava collection on Netflix and decided to give this a viewing. I will say that it was entertaining and fun to watch unfold. It would fit perfectly in the grindhouse/drive-in genre. This isn't a classic, but worth viewing for fans of the horror genre from this era.
"Mortals are such fools."
"I would not play with the occult, if I were you"-Dr Karl Hummel (Massimo Girotti)
Slow, found myself nodding off there, once. And it doesn't pick up until the third act. The pace wasn't my biggest peeve though, I want to know why the 'entity' takes part in the auction of the castle and estate. Is it because, with deed in hand, he can haunt the grounds without worrying about legal action, being taken against him? And what the hell was a coke cola machine doing in a castle full of antiques?
"Baron Blood" es una cinta que no ofrece absolutamente nada. Es una cinta muy pobre en todos los sentidos, que ni siquiera provee de escenas gore para divertirnos. Es un bodrio.
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.
Awesome Gothic settings, crumbling castles and a decent amount of suspense easily elevate this one to the top of any re-watch list.
Well worth a look.