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The Black Castle

Released Dec 25, 1952 1h 22m Horror List
Reviews 30% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
An Englishman (Richard Greene) enters an Austrian nobleman's (Stephen McNally) castle, complete with torture chamber and alligator moat. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The story is sturdy and the sets impressive. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 31, 2020 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy A solid second-tier Gothic mystery-horror-thriller, the kind that's worth catching up with only once you've seen all the good ones. Rated: 6/10 Jun 20, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Tepid gothic revenge melodrama. Rated: C+ Oct 7, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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martin a A great film, a hunter shot in Africa and who lost his eye seeks revenge on the three who caused it. The count moved to the UK and kills two of the men, then the third goes undercover to find out what happened, the problem is he falls in love with the evil counts' wife who was forced to marry him, Karloff who is the doctor helps the hero and the girl who end up captured to escape buy faking death, the problem is they are going to be buried alive, but all goes horribly wrong, enjoyable stuff. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Slightly worse than The Strange Door. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Tepid gothic revenge melodrama--a Most Dangerous Game rerun. It's shot in b/w and set in the 18th century. The screenplay's author isJerry Sackheim. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall, creepy, atmospheric and entertaining, not masterpiece-status but very enjoyable stuff and not one to be avoided.  Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a good fifties movie in more the style of the old gothic universal monster movies. Plus it has the actors from those movies too. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun and occasionally thrilling adventure tale about a man who sets off to find justice and ends up wreaking revenge on the man who killed his friends in a scuffle in Africa. It's nearly as fun as it sounds, and the prime attraction- a dungeon filled with crocodiles hidden beneath the Count's castle- is an absolute hoot. I checked this out because Boris Karloff was in it, but it was Richard Greene who stole the show. Holding his own with horror legends Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr., Greene has the charisma and wit that leads of this kind of movie typically lack. This is a fun movie, a delightful hybrid of horror and adventure. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An Englishman (Richard Greene) enters an Austrian nobleman's (Stephen McNally) castle, complete with torture chamber and alligator moat.
Nathan Juran
William Alland
Jerry Sackheim
Universal Pictures
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1952, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 19, 2006
1h 22m