Only loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic short story, this horror film was filmed on location in a spooky Italian castle and tells the convoluted story of a mad priest who devises exquisitely painful ways of getting his victims to confess to dabbling in witchcraft. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
A great Stuart Gordon film. This movie is great, in that for the time of B-movie overload (thank Charles Band), this is one of the better ones. If I recall, it came out in the theaters briefly too. Good cast (Jeffery Combs is always enjoyable to watch), good story, good atmosphere. It has a good blend of action, horror, comedy, and a love story.