Tuesday, October 26, 2021


For Halloween week, it's HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961) starring Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo and a host of Italian actors. Pretty straight forward translation/variations. Nothing too wild. A good selection compared to most PEPLUM movies. Only the Spanish title is missing from the major languages. The CENTER OF THE WORLD title is not very Halloween-like. The French, German, and US version make it known the story will deal with spooky stuff.

Original Italian title, which translates as HERCULES IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. No mention of vampires or spooks.

The US version. Distributors in the US sold its horror aspects up front.

The English title for the UK. A literal translation of the Italian one.

The German titles emphasizes the vampires. It translates as VAMPIRES AGAINST HERCULES.

The French version also refers to vampires. Unlike the German title, the French is HERCULES AGAINST THE VAMPIRES.

Reg Park and Leonora Ruffo

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