Film Review: Countess Dracula (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess – pretending to be her own daughter – starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi’s annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally, and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Skull (1965)

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SYNOPSIS: The Skull (from a story by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho) is a fearsome, finely acted and moody tale of Gothic horror. The skull of the Marquis de Sade has been taken from its grave, bringing terror to those who own it. Demonologist Christopher Maitland (Peter Cushing) is eager to add the piece to his occult collection. Despite the warnings of a friend (Christopher Lee), he’s got to have it. And does he ever … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Masque of Red Death (1962)

The Masque of Red Death (1962)

SYNOPSIS: A day of deliverance comes via a cryptic prophecy to the Italian village of Catania in the plague form of the Red Death. The truculent and Satanic Italian Prince Prospero steals a beautiful peasant girl and her lover, and holds them captive in his stronghold. While inviting all the Nobles from the surrounding region the Prince holds a grand ball. Make no mistake it has been made clear…be thankful you have been granted protection … Continue reading

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