Centuries ago, a madman known as the Crimson Executioner tortured innocents to death in his castle, where he was eventually executed with his own iron maiden. In the modern day, a group of models have arrived at the castle for a horror-themed photoshoot, not knowing that a former actor lives there. This actor sees himself as the Executioner's successor, and proceeds to torture and murder his way through the models.
This film contains examples of:
- Bait-and-Switch: Earlier scenes are set up to make it look like Travis is possessed by the spirit of the Crimson Executioner. It's later made clear that Travis had his costume and death traps set up long before Rick and the models ever arrive.
- Big Bad: Travis Anderson, the torture-happy master of the castle.
- Death Trap: Anderson puts one of his victims in a weirdly elaborate one: She's tied up in a rope web, and a mechanical spider with poison claws descends upon her. Any touching of the webs will lead to a bunch of arrows firing and killing everybody in the room.
- Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
- Hypocrite: Despite killing people for their sexual impurity, Travis is also a Peeping Tom.
- The Place
- Predecessor Villain: Anderson's murders are directly inspired by the Crimson Executioner, a Serial Killer from centuries prior.
- Show Within a Show: Our victim pool is in the castle to photograph images for a horrpr short story anthology.
- Shout-Out: The castle is noted as resembling something out of a Frankenstein film.
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