Nightmare Castle (Italian title:Gli Amanti d'oltretomba) is a 1965 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Caiano. The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles, and its music was composed by Ennio Morricone.
The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, Lovers from Beyond the Tomb and The Faceless Monster. It has been dubbed into English once as an edited release in 1968. It was released to VHS and DVD in the 1990s with a longer cut of the film in Italian with English subtitles. It later became a film released to the public domain and a cult film.
A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Discovering that his wife drew up a new will giving her fortune to her institutionalized sister, the count marries her and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed.
Cast Barbara Steele ... Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith Paul Muller ... Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller) Helga Liné ... Solange Laurence Clift ... Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift) Giuseppe Addobbati ... Jonathan (as John McDouglas) Rik Battaglia ... David