Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Packing and cleaning, packing and cleaning, that seems like all I have been doing for months. Finally, I decided to settle in an enjoy something more my speed. My selection for the evening was the Italian camp classic Bloody Pit of Horror.

Plot/ 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.

To me, the combination of Something Weird Video and the legendary Marquis de Sade (albeit loosely) should be enough to draw anyone in and I was sold. Yes, this is camp at its finest with over the top performances, a nice combination of horror and exploitation, and an unbelievable storyline. It has it all, near naked chicks, an erotic feel, crazed torture devises and the cinematography boasts a great color pallet. Yes, the acting is all over the place and most of the ideas a ludicrous, but it is what it is, a great blast of Italian exploitation horror. While not for everyone, it is definitely worth watching.

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