Hercules in the Haunted World

Mario Bava helmed this entry in the series, in which Hercules (Reg Park) must journey to the bowels of Hell to recover a magical plant that is the only hope of a dying... Read more

Hercules in the Haunted World

Directed by Mario Bava

Year: 1961
Running Time: 84
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Italy
Language: English
Genres: Horror, Cult
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Hercules in the Haunted World

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Reg Park
Christopher Lee
Leonora Ruffo
George Ardisson

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Directed by Mario Bava


Immediately following the success of Black Sunday, Mario Bava was recruited to direct (and photograph) the second of Reg Park’s Hercules films for producer Achille Piazzi. Freely departing from Roman mythology, the film gave Bava the opportunity to reimagine the sword-and-sandal genre. On its surface a jovial comedy adventure, Hercules in the Haunted World features a striking use of color, which would become one of Bava’s directorial hallmarks. But this playful peplum is tinged with a sense of genuine foreboding, voiced by a masked oracle Medea (Gaia Germani) in one of the film’s most stunning sequences. When Hercules descends into the depths of hell and confronts Lico (Christopher Lee), who has the power to call forth corpses from their tombs, the film plunges into the eye-popping, bone-chilling horror for which Bava had recently become famous.

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