You Haven't Seen It Uncut... You Haven't Seen It!
10 Minutes Longer Than ANY American Print!
Italian title: IL BOIA SCARLATTO [The
Scarlet (Crimson) Executioner]
also known as BLOODY PIT OF HORROR [edited
US version] and CASTLE OF ARTENA
and VIRGINS FOR THE SCARLET HANGMAN
Massimo Pupillo (as Max Hunter)
starring Mickey Hargitay · Walter Brandt · Louise Barret
· Ralph Zucker · Rita Klein · Femi Benussi (as
photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot
some sexy covers for horror novels. They don't know the castle is owned
by a lunatic, Travis Anderson, who believes himself to be the reincarnated
spirit of a 17th-century executioner [the Marquis DeSade?] who needs
to protect the place against all intruders. The clearly insane Anderson
takes it upon himself to spend the night torturing his houseguests in
the castle's well-equipped dungeon.
Hargitay plays the Crimson Executioner with an uncommon zeal, certainly
more intensely animated than characters in his earlier American films
or even other demented Euro fare (like Renato Polselli's DELIRIUM).
Hargitary, winner of 1955 Mr Universe World Competition, was married
to sex queen Jayne Mansfield at the time. They were in Italy to make
a film together, PRIMITIVE
LOVE, when Massimo Pupillo approached him to make this movie
during some of that project's down time. Now, finally, here is the opportunity
to see the long-censored fully uncut version.
Mr Hargitay lost his wife in a tragic car accident a few years later.
He continued acting in Euro, making mostly Spaghetti Westerns (eg,
BULLETS FOR RINGO). He died at age 80 in Los Angeles, September
Italian film in English language; widescreen format, fully uncut version
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include original European trailer.