A photographer and a group of models break in to what they believe to be an abandoned castle. Once in, they discover the owner (Mickey Hargitay, best known for being the husband of Jayne Mansfield and the father of Mariska Hargitay) is still there, and he believes himself to be the reincarnation of The Crimson Executioner, a sadist killed in an iron maiden in the 17th Century. Now the models must try to avoid the Executioner and his torture devices. If you have ever wondered what is meant by “a movie so bad it’s good”, this is it. This is classic cheesy cinema at it’s best. The dialogue is beyond funny (unintentionally, of course), the set is horrible, the acting is bad, and the storyline defies explanation. This is a MST3K quality movie, and I liked it a lot. “The Crimson Executioner” looks like a professional wrestler, complete with red tights, a black mask, and a tendency to refer to himself in third person.
One of the traps has a fake spider on it that would make Ed Wood proud. Throw in a handful of hot chicks that have zero acting ability and it feels complete. If you are into this kind of movie, this one is a must see.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6