IMDb > Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... (1973)

Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... (1973) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow) Videos
Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... -- Seduced Virgins, Naked women tortured and Vampires on a bloody frenzy! What more do you need in a Cheezy Movie?


User Rating:
4.8/10   564 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Renato Polselli (writer)
View company contact information for Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
17 January 1973 (Italy) See more »
A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off. | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
One-of-a-kind erotic horror flick See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order)
Mickey Hargitay ... Jack Nelson
Rita Calderoni ... Isabella / Laureen
Raul Lovecchio ... Occultist (as Raoul)
Christa Barrymore ... Christa (as Krista Barrymore)
Consolata Moschera (as Moschera Consolata)
William Darni ... Richard Brenton
Max Dorian ... Doctor
Marcello Bonini Olas ... Gerg (as Bonini Marcello)
Cristina Perrier ... Glenda
Stefania Fassio ... Steffy
Gabriele Bentivoglio ... Priest
Vittorio Fanfoni (as Fanfoni Vittorio)
Anna Ardizzone
Marisa Indice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tano Cimarosa ... (scenes deleted)
Dunca Balsor ... (uncredited)
Carmen Young ... Mabel (uncredited)

Directed by
Renato Polselli  (as Ralph Brown)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Renato Polselli  writer

Original Music by
Romolo Forlai 
Gianfranco Reverberi 
Cinematography by
Ugo Brunelli 
Film Editing by
Renato Polselli 
Art Direction by
Giuseppe Ranieri 
Makeup Department
Marcello Di Paolo .... makeup artist
Agnese Panarotto .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mario Maestrelli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raimondo Esposito .... assistant director
Sound Department
Maurizio Ferrari .... sound
Other crew
Giuseppe Bruno Bossio .... production secretary (as Bossio Giuseppe Bruno)
Giuseppe Gargiulo .... administrator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century" - USA (literal English title)
See more »
USA:98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) | Netherlands:16 (2007) (DVD) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One-of-a-kind erotic horror flick, 24 March 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

A group of people are having a party in a castle one of them (Mickey Hargitay) has just bought. The castle is haunted by the malignant presence of a witch who was burned 500 years earlier and who, not surprisingly, looks just like one of the guests (Rita Calderoni). Yet another rip-off of Mario Bava's "Black Sunday"?--of course, but this movie is much, much more than that. All the male guests are either reincarnations of the earlier historical figures or vampires who have been living for centuries waiting for the opportunity to reincarnate the witch, Isabel. The women meanwhile are all virgins because, not only are virgins necessary for the ceremony, but as one character eloquently puts it, "Vampires need blood uncontaminated by human semen." (This leads one dumb girl in a particularly hilarious scene to give up her virginity to her nymphomaniac friend and a fat, ugly guy with a severe facial twitch).

Obviously, the main appeal of this movie is sex and nudity, but anyone watching it SOLELY for that purpose might be a little frustrated as this a Renato Polselli film, a man whose directorial style can best be described as completely deranged. While there are acres of flesh on display here, Polselli often seems more interested in the bizarro camera angles, the staccato editing sequences, and the pulse-pounding score than he is in lingering on the action like some of his hack contemporaries (or more modern-day "erotic" filmmakers) would have done. All the actors and actresses from Polselli's more famous film "Delerio Caldo" show up again here, and while the latter are even more naked than they were in "Delerio Caldo", some of them turn out to be pretty untalented as thespians(and Polselli doesn't have the good sense to kill them off quickly like he did in the other film). Meanwhile, the stronger actors like Hargitay, Calderoni, and Krysta Barrymore are pretty much wasted in the incomprehensible chaos the film quickly descends into.

Regardless of whether you like this film or not, however, I GUARANTEE you'll never see anything else like it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (22 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento... (1973)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Antichrist Baba Yaga Black Sunday Daughters of Satan Fellini Satyricon
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Horror section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.