The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism

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The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism ★★½ Blood Demon; Castle of the Walking Dead; Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel 1969

Decapitated and drawn and quartered for sacrificing 12 virgins, the evil Count Regula is pieced together 40 years later to continue his wicked ways. Great fun, terrific art direction. Very loosely based on Poe's “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Beware of the heavily edited video version. 120m/C VHS, DVD . GE Christopher Lee, Karin Dor, Lex Barker, Carl Lange, Vladimir Medar, Christiane Rucker, Dieter Eppler; D: Harald Reinl.