Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel (Blood of the Virgins)(The Blood Demon)(Torture Chamber) (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel (Blood of the Virgins)(The Blood Demon)(Torture Chamber) (1967)

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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of his intended thirteenth victim and the son of his prosecutor in order to attain immortal life.

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The Torture Chamber of Dr Sadism (1967) -- [5.5] -- Before he could attain eternal life by drinking the blood of thirteen virgins, Count Regula (Christopher Lee) is captured by the villagers, put in an iron maiden's mask, then drawn and quartered. But you can never keep a good Count down. Regula comes back thirty-five years later for a little revenge. "Dr Sadism" is Germany's attempt to cash in on the success of Britain's Hammer horror films, and to some extent, they succeed. The film is beautifully shot, the sets are nice, and the cast is attractive. There's an eerie carriage ride through a forest full of body parts, and director Harald Reinl uses real vultures and snakes to dress his castle sets. But the story resorts to imitation too many times, whether it's the Bava-esque opening or the Poe-like climax. The soundtrack is hard to bear. All the dialogue is badly dubbed and the music is atrociously inappropriate at times. Still, for B-horror movie fans, there's enough here to give a gander.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

Groovy movie with all manner of creepy crawlies and garish ghouls. Lush Atmospheric multi-color hued extravaganza, strong lead actors and euro-babes.

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