TOWER OF SCREAMING VIRGINS (1968)
(a.k.a. DER TURM DER VERBOTENEN LIEBE)
Article #1649 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 9-19-2005
Posting Date: 2-16-2006
Directed by Franz Antel
Featuring Jean Piat, Teri Tordai, Marie-Ange Anies
Some things happen in a tower.
Arrrgh! Here I am, reviewing the movies I was supposed to post this week for my MOTDs, and I discover that somehow, I managed to lose my review (written five months ago) for this movie! So, I have a choice; watch the movie again and write a new review, or wing it. My schedule being the way it is at the moment, I’ve chosen the latter course. I don’t remember much about the movie other than it was surprisingly more of a swashbuckler than any other genre (which is why the plot description is singularly useless) and I think the fantastic content consists of nothing more than the fact that some nasty murders nudge it into horror. Two points I do remember, though; one is that I was quite surprised to find that the movie was based on a work of Alexandre Dumas, and that if my research was correct, it was based not on a novel, but rather, a play.called LA TOUR DE NESLE. At any rate, there is nothing in Dumas’s title about screaming virgins. I also remember that as far as the title went, there was a tower, but there was precious little screaming and, given the randy conduct on the screen, no virgins to be seen.