This classic thriller paired two great names in horror--Rathbone and Karloff. Set in the 15th century, it focuses on various torture methods Rathbone uses to take care of the people who block his way to the throne. Karloff is excellent as the club-footed executioner who takes orders from
the evil Rathbone. Each death is done in a brutal way. A couple get their heads graphically chopped off; Price is drowned in a vat of Malmsey wine. The movie was considered extremely violent for the time and some torture scenes had to be cut before it could be released. However, the story, as
bloody as it was, was based on historical fact. Price, then a relative newcomer to the scr...