Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Honourable Mentions: Necropolis

This was a 1970 released art film directed by Franco Brocani, which was said to be a dissertation on evil through the ages.

In reality it is very, very strange and the actors take on several roles. We get a Frankenstein’s Monster (Bruno Corazzari) drawn in greasepaint amongst several characters that are rarely named. Due to this I do wonder why the Elizabeth Bathory (Viva) character is mentioned in some summaries as being called Marthory.

Viva as Bathory

In actual fact she isn’t mentioned by name in film (and Viva does take on several roles) and we recognise her mainly because the dialogue she recites mentions aspects of the Bathory story that are recognisable.

Tina Aumont
Bathory’s story is mostly told in dialogue with some actors appearing to represent her court, including the hauntingly beautiful Tina Aumont (Two Orphan Vampires).

There isn’t really much else to say about this one, except to point out again that it is very strange.

The imdb page is here.

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