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Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Il boia scarlatto (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 28 November 1965 (Italy)
Writer Rick and his publisher Daniel Parks finally find the ideal location in Italy to shoot some photographs for Rick's Horror photo-novel when they come across an ideal spot. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Massimo Pupillo (as Max Hunter)

Writers:

Romano Migliorini (story, screenplay and adaptation) (as Robert McLoren), Roberto Natale (story, screenplay and adaptation) (as Robert Christmas)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mickey Hargitay ... Travis Anderson
Walter Brandi ... Rick (as Walter Brandt)
Luisa Baratto ... Edith (as Louise Barrett)
Ralph Zucker Ralph Zucker ... Dermott - The photographer
Rita Klein Rita Klein ... Nancy
Alfredo Rizzo Alfredo Rizzo ... Daniel Parks (as Alfred Rice)
Barbara Nelli Barbara Nelli ... Suzy (as Barbara Nelly)
Moa Tahi Moa Tahi ... Kinojo
Femi Benussi ... Annie (as Femi Martin)
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Perry (as Nick Angel)
Albert Gordon Albert Gordon ... Raoul
Gino Turini Gino Turini ... Anderson's Henchman #1 (as John Turner)
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina ... Anderson's Henchman #2 (as Robert Messenger)
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Writer Rick and his publisher Daniel Parks finally find the ideal location in Italy to shoot some photographs for Rick's Horror photo-novel when they come across an ideal spot. The seemingly deserted castle looks perfect from the outside, so Rick and Daniel, accompanied by his secretary Edith, their photographer Dermott, and his five young models decide to break in. They soon find the castle is actually occupied by former actor, Travis Anderson, who initially is annoyed with these visitors until he recognises Edith, his ex-fiancèe amongst them. He decides to give them permission to use his castle, but warns them that the dungeons are off limits. Will they heed his warning? Written by bcarruthers-76500

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Taglines:

Inspired by the Writings of THE MARQUIS DE SADE See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 November 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Pit of Horror See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Crazy Credits

Filmed in PSYCHOVISION! See more »

Alternate Versions

The U.S. release titled "The Bloody Pit of Horror" (1965) ran 74 minutes. See more »

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Flexploitation?
20 December 2002 | by EyeAskanceSee 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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