The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
aka Blood of the Virgins
aka Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel
Genre: Horror | Mystery
Country: West Germany | Director: Harald Reinl
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 83mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.60gb
Language: German or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 80mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 874×520 – 25fps – 1.48gb
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.
This is an unknown surreal little masterpiece of horror! Borrowing loosely from Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulem”, director Reinl does a masterful job of pacing and fills the screen with surreal and spine tingling images. There is atmosphere a plenty throughout the film and a sense of uneasiness. The set pieces and costumes are beautiful and are enhanced by the color filming of the movie. Christopher Lee is the rejuvenated Count Regula out to destroy the last member of one of the families that put him to death. Karin Dor is the last female member of one of the families and her blood will give the count what he needs for his “life exlixer”. A fun and atmospheric movie that one can watch over and over again.