Country: Italy, United States - Language: English, Italian - Parental Guide: NR - Color: Color
Bloody Pit of Horror, is a film that is set in an Italian castle. A photographer as brought a group of models and crew to the castle to do a photo shoot. As you may have guessed the castle is haunted. Haunted, yes, haunted. Hundreds of years ago an executioner was himself put to death in the castle and now his spirit dwells forever in the castle. The present day castle resident believes this spirit is in him, and he will do anything to keep intruders out the castle, even killing. Almost immediately the killing starts and the executioner is loving the moment. Sexy girls with empty spaces between their ears are everywhere in this movie and our dear executioner is attempting to torture each of them as well as the others at the castle. This film is fill with cheesy script and bad props yet it’s entertaining.
Reason to Watch
Nothing beats a film with muscle bound men and beautiful model types getting slaughter. You know automatically that the acting may not be the greatest, but everyone on screen looks good. The torture scenes are pretty cool also and there not many films where you get to see a man oil his body.
The movie is set in an Italian Gothic castle and the locale is what sets the mood for this film. You kind of wish that the director didn’t waste such a super location on this film. The film debuted at a time when Italian gothic films were a staple. However, while other directors were scaring movie goers director Pupillo only gives us a laugh with Bloody Pit of Horror.
Most Memorable Quote(s)
1. “Mankind is made up of inferior creatures, spiritually and physically deformed, who would have corrupted the harmony of my perfect body.” Spoken by the executioner. Oh, please give me a break.
2. “My perfect body… in the poisonous clutches of The Lover Of Death!” Once again the executioner has opened his mouth to sprout poetry.
What You Need to Get Through This Movie
You might need a change of underwear if your going to view Bloody Pit of Horror. The movie is so funny at moments that you find your self caught up in hard laughter. If your off from work the following day invite friends over and plan a sleep over party. Put this movie on and observe your friends get a stomach ache over such cheesy film production. If you have Xanax make sure you take some to dull your senses then maybe you can be scared. Or, view this movie with a boyfriend or girlfriend, and make out, that way you won’t have to see so much of the film.
Mickey Hargitay, the star of Bloody Pit of Horror was the husband of late actress Jayne Mansfield. Mickey Hargitay is also the father of actress Mariska Hargitay.
1. Was the Marquis de Sade’s work really consulted in the making of this film?
2. Never knew that the normal reaction for a human being upon finding his friend murdered is to continue working.
3. A torture room is a common sight in many castle basements.
Justification for Rating
This film is for all lovers of Italian Horror films. No, it’s not the best one out there but it’s fun and amusing. Pupillo’s plot is a good one and he attempts to give us a good scare if not a good laugh.