1-Inheriting a castle from a nutbar isn’t a good thing.
2-If people of a town tell you to leave as soon as you arrive maybe you should consider it.
3-A painting of a crazy ancestor is likely not a good thing to keep around.
4-Mutated townspeople should further emphasize that get out of town thing.
5-If a whacked out looking servant (Lon Chaney Jr.) shows up with a flimsy reason as to why he’s there don’t believe him.
6-If your husband’s hair gets more grey suddenly and he starts acting like a different person then he’s likely possessed by his evil ancestor.
7-If townspeople start dying horrible deaths then it’s probably due to the evil at the castle.
8-Summoning demons from hell = no darn good for anyone involved.
9-If you are evil and up to bad things you should at least hire some outdoor guards to keep irate townies away.
10-When all else fails burn down the evil building!
This is a Lovecraft story that American International tried to pass off as a Poe film. Either way it’s a darn good one with solid performances, fantastic sets and a strong enough story.