The Long Hair of Death ★★★

Gothic horror, burning “witches,” and castle intrigue.

The main thing you need to know about Antonio Margheriti’s The Long Hair of Death is Barbara Steele. But then, quite early on, Margheriti kills off Barbara Steele, and then it takes her quite a while to rise up from the grave and take over the screen again.

Actually, the scene in which her corpse is reconstituted might well be the best moment in the picture. It looks great and reeks atmosphere and character, but the film has no dynamism (except for said corpse and said Steele).

On top or that, it’s overlong.

The overlong hair of death.

Watch Castle of Blood instead.

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