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Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga) (1972)




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This above-average horror film concerns a young couple (Antonio Cantafora, Elke Sommer) who manage to revive a cruel sorceror-Baron (Joseph Cotten) from the 1500s. Posing as a cripple, the Baron assimilates back into society and buys back his old castle, where he begins torturing and murdering innocent locals in his dungeon. Veteran filmmaker Mario Bava's direction is assured, and Euro-horror buffs will enjoy the cast, which includes Massimo Girotti ("Terence Hill" of spaghetti western fame), Luciano Pigozzi, Umberto Raho, and young Nicoletta Elmi (Profondo Rosso). ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Joseph Cotten
as Baron Otto von Kleist/Alfred Becker
Elke Sommer
as Eva Arnold
Antonio Cantafora
as Peter Kleist
Massimo Girotti
as Dr. Karl Hummel
Rada Rassimov
as Occult Lady
Dieter Tressler
as Castle Owner
Umberto Raho
as Inspector
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Critic Reviews for Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The trite plot drags on forever.

March 23, 2010 | Full Review…

Sometimes you can enjoy horror movies because they're so bad, but Baron Blood isn't bad enough.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Bava uses his trademark brilliant color cinematography to amazing effect within the huge, old castle, though the movie as a whole is a shade or two less effective than the similar Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966).

May 5, 2013 | Full Review…

... disappointing.

September 17, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Distinctive Bava look, distinctive incoherent plot. How did Joseph Cotten come to this?

September 12, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Baron Blood (Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga)

Didn't really enjoy this. Silly plot (even past what you'd expect). Unconvincing.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Yes, slightly above average horror movie, I agree. The main characters are very typical of horror movies, mocking traditions and superstitions, to find themselves prey to the baron blood, an old ancestor of one of them. The film doesn't do much with the story, and the gore isn't very explicit, but it's pretty good. Not a bad movie at all, Bava fans will enjoy it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Exactly what I wanted it to be, chessy, campy fun. 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.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

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