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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Christian is dead and Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].

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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Christian is dead killed and Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].


Count Christian von Meruh (Kier) is a witch hunter and apprentice to Lord Cumberland (Lom) in early 18th-century UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}. He believes strongly in his mentor and his mission but loses faith when he catches Cumberland [[DisproportionateRetribution strangling his predecessor to death for calling him impotent]]. Meruh begins to see for himself that the witch trials are a scam to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful women. Eventually, the townspeople revolt, and Cumberland escapes but Meruh is captured by the townspeople.

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Count Christian von Meruh (Kier) is a witch hunter and apprentice to Lord Cumberland (Lom) in early 18th-century UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}. He believes strongly in his mentor and his mission but loses faith when he catches Cumberland [[DisproportionateRetribution strangling his predecessor to death for calling him impotent]]. Meruh [[HeelRealization begins to see for himself himself]] that the witch trials are a scam to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful women. Eventually, the townspeople revolt, and Cumberland escapes but Meruh is captured by the townspeople.



* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].

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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Christian is dead and Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].


''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/UdoKier, Reggie Nalder, and Olivera Katarina.

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''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/UdoKier, Reggie Nalder, Creator/ReggieNalder, and Olivera Katarina.



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* {{Tongue Trauma}}: One of the victims has her tongue pulled out with crocodile shears.


* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].


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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk]].


* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk.]]

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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[Vanessa [[spoiler:Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk.]]townsfolk]].


* {{BittersweetEnding}}: [[Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk.]]

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* {{BittersweetEnding}}: {{Bittersweet Ending}}: [[Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk.]]

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* {{BittersweetEnding}}: [[Vanessa and the other prisoners are freed but Lord Cumberland escapes being killed by the angry townsfolk.]]


* BurnTheWitch: Used straight and to hideously appropriate effect. Within the film, several "witches" (all clearly innocent) are slowly burnt alive.




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* TorturePorn: The film presents various period tortures [[ShownTheirWork in historically accurate ways]], which makes it rather disturbing.


* {{Gorn}}: The torture scenes are ''brutal'', including such things as a woman's tongue being ripped out, nails to probe for the Devil's spot, whipping posts, [[{{Fingore}} fingers being cut off]], racks and multitudes of vicious beatings.

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* {{Gorn}}: The torture scenes are ''brutal'', including such things as [[TongueTrauma a woman's tongue being ripped out, out]], nails to probe for the Devil's spot, whipping posts, [[{{Fingore}} fingers being cut off]], racks and multitudes of vicious beatings.


''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Herbert Lom, Creator/UdoKier, Reggie Nalder, and Olivera Katarina.

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''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Herbert Lom, Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/UdoKier, Reggie Nalder, and Olivera Katarina.


''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Herbert Lom, Creator/UdoKier, and Olivera Katarina.

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''Mark of the Devil'', originally titled ''Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält'' ("Witches Tortured 'til They Bleed"), is a 1970 West German FolkHorror film directed by Michael Armstrong, starring Herbert Lom, Creator/UdoKier, Reggie Nalder, and Olivera Katarina.


* {{Gorn}}: The torture scene are ''brutal'', including such things as a woman's tongue being ripped out, nails to probe for the Devil's spot, whipping posts, [[{{Fingore}} fingers being cut off]], racks and multitudes of vicious beatings.

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* {{Gorn}}: The torture scene scenes are ''brutal'', including such things as a woman's tongue being ripped out, nails to probe for the Devil's spot, whipping posts, [[{{Fingore}} fingers being cut off]], racks and multitudes of vicious beatings.


%% BurnTheWitch
%% ColdBloodedTorture



%% EgocentricallyReligious
%% EvilAlbino
%% FanDisservice
%% {{Fingore}}

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%% EgocentricallyReligious
%% EvilAlbino
%% FanDisservice
%% {{Fingore}}
* EgocentricallyReligious: Lord Cumberland hides behind a shallow facade of piety to justify his atrocities.



%% RapePillageAndBurn
%% SerialRapist: The Albino.



%% TorturePorn

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%% TorturePorn

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