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 ...
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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
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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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Models and photogs go to an 'abandoned' castle to take pictures for a bunch of book covers and find a man living there. He turns out to be the reincarnation of the Crimson Executioner...and an insane lunatic.
OK, it's hardly original, but it's still great.
The torture devices were imaginative even if the low budget betrayed the execution. (harhar)
Mickey Hargitay was never the best actor, but he was born for this role. And the ladies played the whole brain dead bimbo routine to perfection. (At least I hope they were playing.)
And I even liked the music. Creepy atmospheric stuff. I'm still trying to find a soundtrack. Really.
The last scene was a corker. Decent camera work too. See the DVD if you can, it's COMPLETELY uncut. It also has semi-related scenes from Mondo Cane II as an extra.
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