Bloody Pit of Horror
An Italian gothic horror flick allegedly inspired by the mind of the Marquis de Sade? Count me in.
Bloody Pit of Horror, a 1965 film directed by Massimo Pupillo, has hot babes, a creepy castle and a whacked out killer with a movie-poster worthy title — The Crimson Executioner.
In the film, a couple of ladies sneak into a castle to pose for a photo shoot, only to be discovered by the property's reclusive owner, Travis Anderson, played by Mickey Hargitary. Anderson recognizes one of the women and allows them to stay the night. Unfortunately, Anderson believes he embodies the spirit of The Crimson Executioner.
You can really see the purported de Sade influence in the Executioner, who has dreamed up some pretty cheesy, but inventive, ways to torture his victims.