posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 07:57 AM
Danse Macabre 1964 Italian
Edgar Allen Poe tries convinces a young journalist that all his stories are indeed true. To prove his point Poe makes a wager with young Allen that he
will not spend one night in the Old Blackwoods Castle. Upon arriving owner Mr. Blackwood and Poe try to convince Allen to forget the bet because on
all hallows eve the dead come back to life for one day to recreate the matter of their death.
Inside Allen meets the long dead Elizabeth(The Beautiful Barbara Steele) and her lover Julia and discovers the secret of the Castle.
Some tidbits on this masterpiece.
Although some ads say 'Edgar Allen Poe's' Danse Macabre the great American Hack only has metaphorical connections to the film. An expert on Poe
told me that when drunk(a common occurrence) Poe would write 'Chants" which are, as she said: The literary equivalent to arguing with ones self. In
two of these he mentions 'the lovely Elizabeth' and 'Blackwood Castle'. That is his only connection with the film.
Margrete Robsahm who portrayed Elizabeth's aggressive lesbian lover never acted again-which is indeed a shame as she is the scariest of all the long
The remake Castello di Sangue di Dracula or Dracula's Castle of Blood" is overproduced as the simplicity of the film was it's trademark-Of course
without Barbara Steele it never had much of a chance.