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Nightmare Castle (Italian title:Gli Amanti d'oltretomba) is a Italian films of 1965 Cinema of Italy Gothic fiction directed by Mario Caiano credited as Allen Grünewald. The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles, and its music was composed by Ennio Morricone.
The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, Lovers Beyond the Grave and The Faceless Monster. It has been Dubbing (filmmaking) into English in an edited release in 1968. It was released to VHS and DVD in the 1990s with a longer cut of the film in Italian with English subtitles. It was later released to the public domain and became a cult film.

Plot outline

An evil count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Discovering that his wife has drawn up a new will giving her fortune to her institutionalized sister, the count marries his sister-in-law. The new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed.


  • Barbara Steele ... Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
  • Paul Muller (actor) ... Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller)
  • Helga Liné ... Solange
  • Laurence Clift ... Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift)
  • Giuseppe Addobbati ... Jonathan (as John McDouglas)
  • Rik Battaglia ... David


The film has been called "a sadistic movie".


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  • List of films in the public domain

  • Category:1965 films
    Category:1965 horror films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Mario Caiano
    Category:Italian films
    Category:Italian horror films
    Category:Film scores by Ennio Morricone

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