Black Magic Rites

Renato Polselli, 1973, 90 mins

Black Magic Rites features satanic rituals in an ancient castles underground vaults that revive a witch who was killed over 400 years ago. The rites involve slaughtering seven naked virgins, already dazed by their experiences during a demonic orgy. The ritual is interrupted by one of the women”s lovers who tries to save her.

What follows is a series of frenzied and crazed depictions of torture, burnings and SM sex Italian style, in what has to be one of the most bizarre horror films ever made.