Castle of Horror: Magic Rings, Dracula And Elvira Invite You To The Devil's Wedding Night

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Devil's Wedding Night, The (Il Plenilunio delle vergini _ Full Moon of the Virgins) (1973, Italy) - 01

This week we continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the Luigi Batzella's 1973 opus, The Devil's Wedding Night, about a young scholar (Mark Damon) who discovers that the famed Ring of the Niebelung may exist and can be found in the Carpathian Mountains. But no sooner does he begin to plan an excursion to find it for science, his twin brother (also Mark Damon) sets out to retrieve the ring, stumbling upon the evil plans of Countess Dracula, portrayed by Italian actress Rosalba Neri. This movie is pure eurotrash horror– and when it comes to eurotrash horror, the grungier, scratchier, sleazier it is, the better. This movie has all three of those things, plus it's Italian.

This is also the first film we've discussed that's hosted by Cassandra Peterson as Elvira, the TV horror hostess who re-introduced the Shock Theater (e.g. Vampira, et al) concept to American audiences in the 80s.

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About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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