Terribly awkward and annoying film which goes absolutely nowhere, the gothic vibe and lugubrous atmosphere are correct if not passable, the rhythm almost inexistent and story line completely absurd. Kinski caricatural does not save this rubbish. I used to like Margheriti filmography but this one is rather disappointing.
While Kinski does do a great drunk Poe-Kinski jumping into a grave (within the first 30 seconds of the film), this is all Anthony Franciosa, Wow. His character voluntarily goes to a haunted castle where no man has ever come back from. Guess what happens?! So much. A splendid little gothic chiller! (actually a 3 but FUN!)