Best PEPLUM villains : THE MINOTAUR


Continuing with our series of Best PEPLUM Villains, here are Chirone (Alberto Lupo) and Princess Freda (Rosanna Schiaffino), the gruesome twosome from THE MINOTAUR. The two cruel villains conspire nonstop and will do anything to get what they want, including throwing victims to the killer mythical beast. What's interesting about Rosanna's role is that she plays the evil Princess but she also plays her twin sister Ariadne (bottom image) and the juxtaposition of those two throughout the story is probably the best thing about this colourful PEPLUM epic. Bad Rosanna or Good Rosanna, it doesn't matter I like them both.

As for Alberto, well the polyvalent actor was often cast as bad guys and he's pretty effective in this film. Alberto can do no wrong even when he's bad. His death, one of the most brutal in any PEPLUM film, is quite memorable.



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