Hercules in the Haunted World

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Starring Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson, Marisa Bell, Ida Galli. Screenplay by Mario Bava, Sandro Continenza, Franco Prosperi and Duccio Tessari. Music by Armando Trovajoli. Produced by Achille Piazzi. Photographed and directed by Mario Bava. 

Hercules (Reg Park) returns to his homeland Icalia to find that his love, Deianara (Leonora Ruffo) has gone mad.  The evil King Lico (Christopher Lee) has put a spell on her and plans to sacrifice her in order to achieve his own immortality. Hercules must journey to Hades to retrieve the "Stone of Forgetfulness" to free Deianara from  the evil spell and destroy King Lico.   Very entertaining "sword and sandal" adventure  from famed filmmaker Mario Bava (DANGER: DIABOLIK and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES).   

A SpA Cinematographica Production - Originally released November 16, 1961
Released in the U.S. by Woolner Brothers Pictures, April 1964
aka HERCULES VS. THE VAMPIRES, HERCULES IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH  
91 min. - b&w- mono

 

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