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Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Il boia scarlatto (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 28 November 1965 (Italy)
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 »

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(as Max Hunter)

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(story, screenplay and adaptation) (as Robert McLoren), (story, screenplay and adaptation) (as Robert Christmas)
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Cast overview:
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Walter Brandi ...
Rick (as Walter Brandt)
Ralph Zucker ...
Dermott - The photographer
Alfredo Rizzo ...
Daniel Parks (as Alfred Rice)
Nando Angelini ...
Perry (as Nick Angel)
Albert Gordon ...
Raoul
Gino Turini ...
Anderson's Henchman #1 (as John Turner)
Roberto Messina ...
Anderson's Henchman #2 (as Robert Messenger)
Barbara Nelli ...
Suzy, the Cover Girl (as Barbara Nelly)
Moa Tahi ...
Kinojo, the Cover Girl
Rita Klein ...
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Annie, the Cover Girl (as Femi Martin)
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Edith (as Louise Barrett)
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Storyline

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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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He lured beautiful women to his horror chamber. He lived in evil. See more »

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Horror

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Bloody Pit of Horror  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1967. See more »

Goofs

When Raoul's supposedly dead body laying tied to the bed next to Rick, you can see him blink multiple times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: 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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Filmed in PSYCHOVISION! See more »

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Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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Flexploitation?
20 December 2002 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Mickey Hargitay(aka Mister Jayne Mansfield) pulls all the stops in his demented ham-and-cheese portrayal of a man possessed by "The Crimson Executioner"...a sadistic monster of barbaric times. Gasp as you witness him cruelly torturing a crew of photographers and models who have decided that his dank stone castle is a perfect spot for a photo shoot. While flexing and posing his oiled-up, muscular body in the horrified presence of these helplessly bound captives, he randomly hurls crack-up dialog about how irritated he is by these scrawny plebeians, and how perfectly ripped his awesome body is. What possible retort could an unfortunate victim deliver once slapped with such self-aggrandizing harangue? How about "OH! You are an EGOTIST!"?

HA! ...yes...it's *THAT* good...

BLOODY PIT OF HORRROR labors for Gothic horror atmosphere (mostly by virtue of stone castle sets immersed in garish color-filtered mood lighting), though the upshot is a slumgullion of juvenile comic book shocks tinged with cheap psychedelia and homoerotic S&M weirdness.

A high-camp Eurokitsch favorite...recommended. 6.5/10


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