Mondo Macabro June 2017 New Release
Label: Mondo Macabro
Color 90 minutes In English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles
Region Free Widescreen 1.85:1 PCM Mono
Production year: 1976 Horror Not Rated
Director: Jacinto Molina AKA Paul Naschy
Cast: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano
In 16th century France, Inquisitor and magistrate Bernard de Fossey (Paul Naschy) travels to the plague-ridden region of Peyriac in search of witches and devil worshippers. Local beauty Catherine (Daniela Giordano) quickly catches his eye, tormenting him with impure thoughts, although her affections lie with her handsome fiance Jean. Meanwhile, embittered one-eyed manservant Renover (Antonio Iranzo) presents Bernard with his first group of torture victims when he accuses several sexy young things who spurned his advances of being witches responsible for the plague. One by one beautiful women are tortured on the rack then burned at the stake. No-one seems able to halt the Inquisition's reign of terror or the baseless accusations that cause so many innocent deaths. When Jean dies in mysterious circumstances, Catherine allies herself with Satan to get revenge on her enemies - foremost among them, De Fossey himself.
This was horror star Paul Naschy's directorial debut and one of his very best films. He plays three roles - Inquisitor De Fossey, the Devil, and the Grim Reaper. The film is a brutal and unrelenting portrait of a past when superstition and terror ruled the minds of men.
Inquisition is well made, well-researched and looks a treat.
-Joel Harley, Horrornews.net
Tragic, nihilistic yet undeniably powerful, Inquisition is a sober, intelligent historical drama with strong performances from both Naschy and his ensemble cast.
-Andrew Pragasam, The Spinning Image
Naschy's tale of witch hunting is a high mark in Spanish horror cinema.
-Cool Ass Cinema