Vincent Price is on the rampage again – this time in 16th century Spain – in this marvellous horror tale based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story.
He plays Nicholas Medina, a mentally tormented nobleman who believes himself to be his own late father, Sebastian – who was one of the most vicious torturers of all time.
The necessary ingredients are all there: the castle on the hill, walled-up coffins, screams in the night and a fantastic torture chamber.
Barbara Steele appears as medina’s wife, Elizabeth – a woman whose evil scheme turns against her with truly horrifying irony, and wicked dispatch.
John Kerr co-stars as Francis Barnard, the young man whose search for the truth of his sister’s death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret.
Nicholas Medina/Sebastian Medina
Elizabeth Barnard Medina
Doctor Charles Leon
Nicholas as a child