Antonio Margheriti, 1964
PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC Region free release
Iconic British-born queen of Gothic horror Barbara Steele (Mario Bava’s Black Sunday) is mesmerizing in this surreal, atmospheric chiller directed by Italian dark fantasy filmmaker Antonio Margheriti (Castle of Blood, Invasion of the Flesh Hunters). Essaying a dual role, Steele stars as an unlawfully executed woman’s doomed daughter whose own murder won’t stop her from fulfilling her mother’s curse upon a despicable Nobleman and his family, even from beyond the grave.
Filled with shuddery, stark black and white imagery, bursts of operatic violence and featuring a thundering score by Carlo Rustichelli (Blood and Black Lace, The Whip and the Body), The Long Hair of Death stands as one of the finest European horror films of the 1960s.
Extras: Interviews with Edoardo Margheriti, Antonio Tentori, Original Italian trailer, Original English trailer, A fully illustrated booklet by Chris Alexandra of Fangoria magazine
Film Details: Running time: 94 minutes Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 16:9 Format: Black & white, Language: Italian with English subtitles, English audio, Origin: Italy 1964 Originally shot on 35mm
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Cast: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Hatina Zalewska, Umberto Raho, Laura Nucci, Giuliano Raffaelli, Nelllo Pazzafini, Jeffrey Darcey