A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes himself to ... See full summary »
A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes himself to be the reincarnated spirit of a 17th-century executioner whose job it is to protect the castle against intruders. Written by
The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1967. See more »
On this fifth day of December in the year of our Lord sixteen hundred and forty-eight, by the power vested in us by our noble sovereign, this tribunal of Artena sentences you, the Crimson Executioner, to death. You will die by one of the very instruments you devised to torture and kill your innocent victims. You dared to take into your own hands the laws of both God and man. You set yourself up as both judge and executioner. You caused inhuman suffering, and took life not from any ...
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It's a fun film with fantastically dreadful dialogue
'High camp hokum from mid 60's Italy, when men were musclemen and women were dimmer than dumb', was what I wrote when first seeing this on video, and it still seems apposite. The girls look pretty odd at the beginning but look much better as they begin to lose their clothes. It's a fun film with fantastically dreadful dialogue. The main man looks a bit haggard by the end but pretty impressive earlier on when decked out as the, 'Crimson Executioner'. Watch out for the glorious spider web scene where so much effort has gone into the wires and so little into the eight legged creature. Balmy but endearing and the maniacal Hargitay is so over the top he is back up the other side.
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