horror: The Curse of the Crimson Altar

The Curse of the Crimson Altar

An incoherent and awful adaptation of Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House: you can tell how bad it is from the number of alternative titles under which it was released – then again that seemed to happen to a lot of Barbara Steele’s movies.

Lavinia Morley (Barbara Steele), the green-skinned reincarnation of a witch who was burned at the stake some 300 years before, participates in a strange, modern day, black-magic ritual.

I have no idea why she was green.

The makeup

Elizabeth Blatin and Pauline Worden were the makeup artists.