When a travelling troupe of performers accept a commission from the mysterious Count Drago (Christopher Lee: Dracula, The Wicker Man), and fail to heed the warnings of a local witch (Donald Sutherland: MAS*H, Don’t Look Now), they find themselves trapped in the Castle Of The Living Dead. Terror ensues as they are picked off one by one as the Count enacts a diabolical scheme: the perversion of science to achieve immortality.
A grim dwarf hero battles the Count’s scythe-wielding henchman; a surreal secret museum of the Count’s victims (whose number includes British horror film-maker Michael Reeves) and the arresting Italian baroque setting all make for a uniquely cult film experience.
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