Stiggy’s Film of the Day Inquisition (1976)

Stigmatophilia's gore splattered corner of insanity.

Year: 1976
Alternate title: Inquisición
Director: Paul Naschy ( as Jacinto Molina)
Cast: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall, Ricardo Merino
Themes: Witchfinder General, Witchcraft, Occult, Torture, Period Horror

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Kicking off our season Witchy Wonder and Demonic Delight (just in time for everyone’s favourite time of the year, Samhain), comes a spicy little Witchsploitation number from Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy- Inquisition (1976). The film at first glance follows a typical Witchfinder General type riff but then finds itself wandering into some very interesting territory as the plot moves on. Naschy manages to melt in some extra flavours before the climax hits its final note, to produce something of a memorable piece with strong elements of good old euro-sleaze to ease things along.

Naschy stars as Bernard de Fossey, a man on a mission to rid the world of witchcraft. Cruising from town to town with his merry…

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