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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Let's just rename this one Bloody Pitiful Horror.  This sexploitation Italian horror film is simply a total mess as far as I'm concerned.  It takes itself way too seriously and is not campy enough to work as a "so bad it's good" film.  The plot involves a photographer and his models who are doing a photo shoot at an old abandoned castle.  It turns out its not so abandoned and is home to a crazy owner who believes he is the reincarnated spirit of the Crimson Executioner who was sealed in a iron maiden hundreds of years ago as punishment for his crimes.  
Bloody Pit of Horror is claim to be "based on the writing of the Marquis de Sade."  However, I find that highly unlikely.  This is bad acting.  Bad effects.  Bad horror.  Bad soundtrack.  Just plain bad.  Avoid this one even if it's the only video left on the shelf of your local Blockbuster.  I'm sure this film has its fans out there but I'm definitely not one of them.  I do appreciate Italian horror, but not this one!  Where is Barbara Steele when you need her?
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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