Demons of the Mind (Blood Evil)(Nightmare of Terror)(Blood Will Have Blood) Reviews
Unfortunately what it isn't is any good. Despite the setting this turns into some kind of family melodrama and study in old fashioned psycho analysis. They even try and spice things up with the by then standard nudity and a plot involving incest, dark family secrets and insanity.
Still fails to generate any interest. It was 45 minutes or so in before I had any idea what was going on and by then I was waiting for it to finish.
This psychological horror story is a fine deviation from Hammer's cycle of monster movies, highlighted by excellent period costumes and sets (especially the castle) and Christopher Wicking's provocative screenplay (which resembles V.C. Andrews' later novel FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC). Only the finale, with a mob of torch-carrying villagers hunting Hardy down a la FRANKENSTEIN, really detracts from this well above par Hammer production.