Tragic Ceremony (1972)





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Italian horror icon Riccardo Freda directs I Spit on Your Grave star Camille Keaton in this gory shocker concerning four hippies who seek shelter from a summer storm in a seemingly-abandoned villa, only to realize that they have stumbled into a satanic sacrifice. Frightened away by the gruesome orgy of violence, the hippies waste no time in beating a hasty retreat. Things quickly go from bad to worse, however, when the innocent peaceniks are subsequently accused of committing a massacre that eclipses that of even the Tate-LaBianca murders. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Horror
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Critic Reviews for Tragic Ceremony

All Critics (2)

Quite possibly one of the most tedious and nonsensical pieces of Italian cinema that I've ever seen. And yet I found that I just had to see it through to the end...

March 4, 2008
Film Threat

Tragic Ceremony isn't scary enough to induce terror, unintentionally funny enough for camp, or bizarre enough for mad surrealism.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Tragic Ceremony

Camille Keaton and Lucianna Paluzzi in the same movie? The world rejoices! Too bad it takes its sweet time to get going, cause the first half hour's a tough slough to get through (I've had this movie from Netflix for like five months now). Once it does though, some spooky mystery, surprising deaths and downright shocking gore (there's a reason they kept cutting in that head getting cleaved in two) abounds!

Vincent Pesce
Vincent Pesce

Basically one star for the little bit of gore and one for the laughs..... but otherwise, Fuck this has got to be the most incoherent movie ever.... the whole plot and editing is a mess!... ha

Thullin Kestner
Thullin Kestner

Something of a meandering tale of a group of hippies who seek refuge from a storm in the wrong villa, where they find themselves amidst a group of Satanists, then they later find themselves blamed for the Satanic murders. I have to say that I wasn't sure what to expect from this one and the film never really felt that it built any particular momentum, which is a shame, as Camille Keaton is easy on the eyes, so one would think they could find a better way to use her. Rental? Maybe?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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