Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)
He was a Homicidal Maniac who Lived to Kill!



Bloody Pit of Horror (1965) - A photographer and his beautiful models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some the covers of horror novels. Little do they know, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes he is the reincarnated spirit of a 17th-century executioner. His job? To protect the castle against intruders!

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.


Bloody Pit of Horror (Original Italian title: Il Boia Scarlatto) is a 1965 Italian gothic horror-film based on the writings of Marquis de Sade and directed by Massimo Pupillo. The film, set in Italy, stars Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi, Luisa Baratto and Rita Klein, and tells the story of a group of women modeling for a photo shoot for the cover of novels, when the owner of the castle starts to become The Crimson Executioner, who is bent on their deaths.

A former actor named Travis Anderson lives in a castle with only his two bodyguards to keep him company. It just so happens that a book publisher and his crew sneak in to take some photos, thinking the castle empty. When they are discovered they are asked to leave immediately.

But then Travis recognizes one of the girls as his former girlfriend Edith. He relents and lets them all stay the night.It isn't long before the evil spirit of a former resident known as 'The Crimson Executioner' is released by accident.

It possesses Travis, who then takes it upon himself to punish his unwelcome guests for their physical and spiritual imperfections.