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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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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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He was a homicidal maniac who LIVED TO KILL! See more »

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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 »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Blood and Black Lace (1964) See more »

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A bevy of models are tortured by a muscleman in tights
4 March 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

SPOILER: BLOODY PIT OF HORROR is a camp offering with homoerotic overtones. The reason for this is Mickey Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield's muscleguy husband. A group of models, a book publisher, his secretary, a horror writer, and a hairdresser encrouch on an old castle(the same one visited by a group of dancers in THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA)to shoot photos to be used as the basis for illustrations on pulp horror books. Hargitay is the master of the castles, and initially orders the group to leave, but relents when he sees the secretary, who used to be his girlfriend. Hargitay becomes unhinged when he sees the sexy goings-on of the models and dons red tights, a medallion and a hood, believing himself to be the late "Crimson executioner". He tortues the scantly clad lovelies in the dungeon with boiling oil, the rack, an iron maiden, a giant spiderweb and a revolving thingamajig with swords that kinkly peel of parts of the models lingerie the closer they revolve to it. The male characters are also dispatched in various ways(the coolest: the hairdresser attempts to drive for help and is shot with an arrow by one of Hargitay's servants in the middle of a left turn, and corpse slumps over the steering wheel, the car going in a continuous circle). Hargitay, who is dubbed with the rest of the cast(it's an Italian flick), goes way over the top. Give it a looksee if your a masochist or lover of models in distress!


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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

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