The films script by Gianni Grimaldi and Bruno. However, it soon transpires that her father is not in fact dead, but hidden away in the upper reaches of the castle, hideously disfigured by the fire and stark, raving bonkers. He then is about to kill John, but his mask is pulled off, revealing that he is the brother Roderic. It's spooky harpsichord music, and there's girls running around screaming! Throwing the door wide, she finds Eleonore standing over the prone body of a severely burned man. The monster tells her to enter her tomb and end her life. On a walk outside, a large boulder is thrown from the top of the tower toward them and almost hits them.
Eleonore is dressed very conservatively all in black, and seems to possess a station way above her ranks. Her tomb is sealed shut and therefore, she is seemingly buried alive. However, Alistair the Butler comes and the monster is frightened away. Beyond having a great web site, Dustin has really helped us get people to see our site and get writers for this project. Roderic throug the dagger at the doctor and jumped out of the castle window. Emily and her friends hear howling at the dinner table, but Roderic claims it is probably the peasants dog.
When we post a sound clip, it will only stay up 30 days or less! Everyone is in love with everyone else, while jilting another all in one breath. Product Description: Based loosely on an Edgar Allen Poe tale, poor Emily De Blancheville Joan Hills has no idea of the horror that awaits her at her family's historical home. All of the old servants have been let go, and Roderic has hired a whole new batch of them, including Miss Eleonore, the ice cold sinister housekeeper, a suspicious Doctor LaRouche Leo Anchoriz , and Alistair, the Butler Paco Moran. It was released in Italy under the title Horror as chosen by producer. Here are some good places to start your search for hard to find cult films on the internet :. Transferred from an archival 35mm print, this version of the Blancheville Monster has never looked better! There were rockin' clubs and cafes with cool jukeboxes, teen poolside parties with local bands, sometimes it was a seedy bar with a sleazy torch singer, a beatnik coffeehouse, maybe dancing somewhere in outer space, or some weird tribal ceremony on a cool secluded island with giant monsters running around, and you could count on it that a lot of the time there was smoking and drinking going on. The monster then ran after Emily and caught her as she fainted again.
Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969. Thanks to Dustin Fallon from for this entry. The party buries Emily in the families tomb on her birthday, fulfilling the family ritual, and supposedly breaking the curse. Alice keeps hearing howling in the middle of the night. Directed by Alberto De Martino Starring Helga Line.
The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Films: An Historical Survey. After telling John, the two of them to suspect something is not right. Directed by Alberto de Martino. Director felt he was more inspired by. She is told that the father escaped later that night, and that he was seen by the towns folk in the woods. However, she then lowers the blade. The monster ends up strangling Eleonore, because she didn't follow the plan.
The hideous beast, driven insane by an ancient family curse, is determined to kill his daughter before she turns twenty-one. The films script is closer to that of films based on Poes work rather than the Italian gothic horror films of era. Young Miss Emily Blancheville returns home at her country estate from her studies at the university with her two American buddies, Alice Taylor Iran Eory and John Taylor Vanni Materassi. After dinner, LaRouche and Eleonore have a heated argument, and she tells him that it is his mess, and he'll have to figure a way out. Turns out the nightmarish cries are from Emily's father, the Count de Blancheville, presumed dead in a fire but in actuality now a hideously deformed monster! She runs down the stairs and faints into her brothers arms. There are no standout performances as such, and no dialogue rising above the merely serviceable, but where Blanchville does win out is in its wonderful, if completely clichéd, Gothic ambiance. The next morning Emily is unable to remember anything of the previous night.
The scarface monster appears in the shadows, and demands why she couldn't kill him. Helplessly trapped in the manor, Emily appears doomed to a gruesome end when she falls into a mysterious trance. He explained that he had to kill Emily because of the curse. Her brother explains that their father has gone mad due to a curse etched onto a family gravestone. Here's what you need to know! Her father, living in the home, has changed from a man into a monster at the hands of an ancient family curse.
Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga! Emily is 20 years old and her birthday is only 5 days away. With Gérard Tichy, Leo Anchóriz, Joan Hills, Helga Liné, Irán Eory, Richard Davis, Francisco Morán, Emily Wolkowicz. I've been doing a little of my own research on this excellent film: The castle exterior and coach scenes were filmed at Castle Coracera in San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Madrid, Spain. However, as the members pay their last respects, she is really not dead. The film was shot at Monastery of Santa Maria La Real de Valdeiglesias in Spain and at Cinecittà in Rome.
To make matters worse, it turns out that old man de Blanchville believes the family is in the grip of a curse, which can only be negated if the youngest female in the line — yep, Emily — is killed before her 21st birthday. As with many European co-productions of the era, this was done for tax reasons. He is living secluded in one of the castle's isolated towers. Characters die only to later return. A lot of movies also had quirky, swingin', jazzy or rockin' themes or credits, or maybe just some wild Psychotronic elements! A syringe filled with a dark, viscous fluid is clutched in her hand. She walks up to the tower and finds Eleonore about to give a man a shot with a syringe.