The Hound of Blackwood Castle

The Hound of Blackwood Castle (German: Der Hund von Blackwood Castle) is a 1968 West German crime film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Heinz Drache, Karin Baal and Horst Tappert.[1] Based on a story by Edgar Wallace, it also draws inspiration from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Hound of Blackwood Castle
Directed byAlfred Vohrer
Produced byHorst Wendlandt
Erwin Gitt
Written byEdgar Wallace (story)
Herbert Reinecker
StarringHeinz Drache
Karin Baal
Horst Tappert
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyKarl Löb
Edited byJutta Hering
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
18 January 1968
Running time
92 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Walter Kutz and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Spandau Studios in Berlin and on location around the city.


Scotland Yard are called in to investigate a series of killings at Blackwood Castle, apparently committed by a giant animal.



  1. Bergfelder p.153


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
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