"Castle Of The Walking Dead", a.k.a. "The Blood Demon" and a.k.a. "The Torture Chamber Of Dr. Sadism", is a wonderfully atmospheric, and sometimes sleazy, 1960s European horror film starring the great Christopher Lee and Lex Barker (who is best-known for playing Tarzan). The film is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit And The Pendulum" with Chris Lee as Count Regula, a sort of vampire, who is sentenced to death for his evil deeds that included the killing of twelve virgins for their blood. You can't keep the old boy down though and, years later, he has been resurrected and is up to his old tricks again. The Count needs a thirteenth victim to supply the necessary human blood for his life elixir so that he can achieve immortality.
This is a fairly entertaining horror film that has certain scenes that stick in the memory - the creepy forest with corpses hanging from the trees and The Count's lair with its dingy dungeons (that's not easy to say) containing gruesome instruments of torture, for instance.
I really wish they had released this film on DVD as "The Torture Chamber Of Dr. Sadism" as this is a much better and far more appropriate title. The title "Castle Of The Walking Dead" is very similar to another 1960s Chris Lee film called "Castle Of The Living Dead" and could cause some confusion over which film is which.
There is another problem with this particular DVD release, and it is a HUGE one. The picture quality is extremely poor at times with evident signs of print damage on the film itself. It is like watching an old VHS tape that is in bad shape. I know it's a rare old movie but I would still expect the quality to be much better than this. This is such a shame really because "COTWD" is quite a good movie that deserves better treatment than this on DVD.