The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) Movie Script

Count Frederic regula has
been found guilty of torturing
and murdering people in
his castle at andomai.
The court has found that
he must pay with his life.
There is incontestable proof
that 12 persons have died by his hand.
In view of the enormity of these crimes
the court has decided to alter
the usual punishment by decapitation
as such an execution can never
repay him for his gruesome deeds.
He is sentenced to be quartered!
Reinhold Von marienberg,
I shall destroy you
and all your family.
Thank god you were able
to escape from that madman.
Without your help we would
have never captured him.
I am afraid this is only the beginning.
I wish none of this had ever happened.
Yes, gather around good
citizens of bergenstadt.
The wretched murderer was drawn
and quartered five and 30 years ago.
The sentence they say, was fair and just.
The winds of justice did blow.
Once confronted with his evil deeds,
confession he made without delay.
Bound with strongest chains of
iron he was tortured in this way.
His plea for mercy was ignored,
as the court's decision was firm.
Killers all must pay for their crimes
and hell is the place where they burn.
His legs and arms where
then torn from their sockets
by a team of four powerful horses.
A crack, a shout, and life
flickered out for the
monster called count reg...
What's his name?
- Yes, tell us his name!
- Drive on.
Tell us who was he!
You need wait no longer
good people of bergenstadt.
I will tell you, he was called regula,
Frederic, count regula.
Good night.
Good night.
Good night.
Good night.
Mont Roger!
Roger mont Roger, the lawyer.
Am I right?
What do you want from me?
"Dear sir, I know that you'd like
"to find out about your past.
"I can help you.
"You'll find me at my castle at andomai
"in the sander valley mountains.
"I shall be waiting for you this Friday.
"Count Frederic regula."
Now who's he?
I was just about to
lock up for the night.
Not yet, I've got work for you to do.
We have to cancel all
our current proceedings.
I'm leaving for the
Midlands in a short while.
The abbott's case isn't finished.
A much more important case has came up.
My own.
Gather around good
citizens of lindenheim
and let me recite a horrible tale.
It concerns blood carding
deeds of a wicked count,
who slaughtered his victims
in a castle on the mount.
Mine is a story you've not heard before.
At the end of its telling
you'll sleep soundly no more.
It is said that he signed
a pact with the devil
and so caused great suffering and
evil above her draw bridge
and under her towers
in the sander valley the castle cowers.
Won't you come baroness?
Someone's telling a story
about your mother's country.
Live and die within the castle
called andoma..
Yet blind fate condemned their noble name
to be covered with blood,
dishonor, and shame.
We are getting close to
the hearts of the Midlands.
Knock again!
Excuse us.
I wonder if you'll be kind enough
to give our horses some hay.
Sire, your cloths are
all covered with dust.
If you want, I'll brush them.
Yes, if you'd like.
Can you tell me where
the castle andomai is?
No, I am sorry.
Oh, it must be around here somewhere.
They say it's in the sander valley.
This gentleman is someone
looking for a castle.
Andomai it's called.
Can you tell him where it is?
Excuse me.
Is the castle andomai near here?
Good lord in heaven.
Good have mercy with our souls
and deliver us from our sin.
What kind of a procession is that?
It's a procession to drive out the man
eating monster in the valley.
Who's that old man with the beard?
He's a Saint.
If anyone knows where andomai is, he does.
Thank you.
Excuse me.
I don't like to disturb your meditations,
but I've come a long way.
Can you tell me where
the castle andomai is?
It must be somewhere in the sander valley.
The castle andomai?
The older folks have forgotten it,
the young folks have never heard of it.
Count regula was the last to live there.
That's where he killed the 12 virgins.
And then?
Count regula was drawn and quartered.
But what about his sons and grandsons?
His name was handed down to no man.
His lands lie fallow and his
castle was crumbled away.
On moonless nights I've heard
the devil himself was seen.
I was invited by count
regula to his castle.
He sent me this letter by messenger.
It has a date and a
month and a year on it.
And you can see, there is a count regula.
The count died over 35
years ago in the square.
I warn youl!
A great danger awaits you.
Take heed young man.
Good day sir.
I am told you are looking
for castle andomai.
Yes, do you know where it is?
Oh, but of course I do.
Although I've never been there before.
Is it true what these
people say around here?
Don't pay attention to them.
You can't believe a word these people say.
Peasants, all of them,
that's what they are.
You mind if I come along?
Yes, you see, I must
baptize a child near there.
Yes, it seems that beautiful young girl
is going in the same direction.
Bless you.
You won't believe what the town's folk
here call the lonely castle andomai.
The bloody castle.
Listen, in my entire life I never
saw a bigger coward than he was, really.
We ought have to another nip
in honor of all the cowards, hmm?
How stupid these peasants are.
The poor idiots all think
that this entire part
of the country's haunted.
Some even say that they've
seen the devil himself
riding on a man's back.
Like you, a good size fellow.
They say he pounced on him like a tiger
and he wouldn't get of his back til
the poor man fell over dead.
If they had checked a bit more carefully
they had been shocked that the
devil was an ordinary robber.
What's the matter?
Who were they?
The locals say that those
are the seven deadly sins.
Drive on!
But, what if they try
to ambush us out there?
Drive on!
You are extremely courageous, sir.
Not really.
I am making this trip to find
out finally who I really am.
And I'll let neither robbers
nor highwaymen stop me.
But you must know who you are.
I don't even know who my mother
and father were, or where I was born.
There's another coach ahead!
Oho, the carriage of
that lovely young woman.
Ajajai, our trip's getting interesting.
No! No!
Help! Help!
Please, no!
We've got to do something!
Are you injured?
No thank the good lord.
If you hadn't come along just then...
I was sure we were done for.
May I introduce myself,
I'm Roger mont Elise.
Oh, I'm Lillian Von brabant
and this is my servant babette.
I hope you realize how
grateful we are to you.
They were robbers.
Has anything stolen?
No, nothing at all, but...
Than don't let it upset you.
They made off with our driver though.
Have you any idea why you were attacked?
No, not the least notion.
We were on our way to castle
andomai where count regula lives.
Do you know count regula?
No, but we both seem
to be going the same way.
Can I offer you my coach?
Thank you.
Driver, the
ladies are coming with us.
See to their trunk will you?
How peculiar, they're exactly alike.
You're to learn about your
past and your identity,
while I take possession
of my mother's estate.
Was she from here?
Yes, she was born near here.
A great deal of money?
I have no idea, but if it is,
it would certainly be opportune.
This is the only thing of value
she gave me before she died.
I also inherited her musical ability.
I give piano lessons,
that's how I am able to make a livelihood.
It's my only source of income.
All I have from my
family is this medallion.
I don't even know my own name.
When I was a little boy I
was left a letter of credit,
a bag of gold, and this medallion.
It has on it a mountain
and a figure of a Saint.
May I?
And by this
design I was given my name.
Mont Elise, mont for mountain,
and Elise for Elisabeth.
You inherited a royal name.
She's right.
Only members of the aristocracy
are allowed to have such coat of arms.
But since when does the aristocracy
neglect its children like that?
That's what I am hoping to
find out at castle andomai.
You wanted to come with
us to the guest house.
Is it still far away?
We'll be there any second now.
The innkeeper's a connoisseur of wine,
it's a gourmet's paradise he has there.
Just ask him for his
specialty, roast beef.
Well, here you are.
Well of course, you are all my guests.
That's very thoughtful of you.
When was the last time you were here?
Well, it was over a month ago I think.
Just how long ago were you asked
to perform a christening?
Let's see now.
It was around...
I don't trust him.
I think we should head for
home while it's still light.
What if something's in...
Look, there in the doorway!
Excuse me, I didn't
mean to frighten you.
Could you tell me how far
it is to the castle andomai?
The bloody castle.
He's deaf and dumb.
I'll try sign language.
That's senseless, leave him.
Well, what are you going to do father?
No baby to christen now.
Obviously not.
What are you gonna do?
If you don't mind I will go on with you.
We might meet someone who is
going back to the village.
In many countries the
sign language of the deaf
and dumb is also the language of thieves.
Where did you learn it?
We have many deaf mutes in
the parish I work in, my son.
Don't leave us, father.
I wish I knew what the devil this means!
No, no, no!
This is as far as I'm going.
I am not going to risk
my life because of you.
I have a wife and children.
This place is evil.
L, my heart can't take it.
There's nothing to be afraid of.
Be sensible.
Here, take this and drive us on.
No, no.
I won't go, I refuse to!
No harm will come to you my son.
Drive on you fool!
My nerves, my heart!
Now climb up there, do you hear? Move!
Some priests must have several
languages at his command.
Since when do priests carry pistols?
Ever since priests were sent
to god forsaken places like this.
You know what's strange?
Nothing was changed in that guest house,
but the old man had disappeared.
Yes, that is most curious.
The driver scared him away.
It's as simple as that.
It's getting foggy.
We are going to have a hard time of it.
Go on!
Fog or not!
If you say so, if you say so.
- Now, what is it you idiot?
- Don't you hear?
I can't stand it.
The forest is full of voices.
Voices and strange creatures.
The imbecile is imagining things.
Sir, I saw three black crows back there.
It's an omen of the devil when
they appear on a holy day.
You can spare us your
stupid superstition!
We ought to go back.
Calm yourself.
Drive on!
It's no use going on,
especially on food Friday.
It'll be dark very soon.
We'll never come back alive.
Listen to what I say!
That's enough you!
Drive on.
Drive on I said!
That's what I get for snoring.
I must have dozed off.
Now that surprises me
more than it does you.
I've never been caught napping before.
Where are we?
In the forest, aren't we?
We're lost in the deserted forest.
I hope the ladies aren't
afraid of the dark.
We went over the root of a tree.
We are lucky that the driver didn't stop.
The highwaymen had come out of the forest.
That's why it's dangerous
to be caught napping.
What made you suddenly
think of highwaymen?
Nothing at all.
Hey, what's that? What
the devil are you up to?
You are not driving a load of animals!
Something's wrong.
I'd rather you stay here.
Don't worry.
What happened?
For a lady, you'd better stay here.
Come on father.
He said he had a weak heart.
He's dead.
The trees, look!
Do you see that?
He's still moving.
He must not be dead yet.
Maybe we can save him.
What will we do without a light?
Father Fabian, where are you?
Hold on, I'm father Fabian.
Someone hit me.
They've stolen the coach.
We'll catch up to it as
long as we can hear it.
Once the sound disappears it's
not going to be so simple.
They can't be far away.
The castle andomai.
The bloody castle.
Nothing but ruins.
I was afraid of that.
We've fallen into a trap.
It's too heavy.
We will never get out of here.
We better start praying.
I don't see any other way.
Welcome my friends to
the house of count regula.
What is going on here?
I know who's playing that piano.
Where is she?
Where is Lilian Von brabant?
I asked you, where is she?
Your friends are fortunate indeed.
Luckily I had a chance
to prevent an accident
or they would have been killed.
And now gentleman.
Will you come this way please?
Madame two guests have
come to see the count.
Roger mont Elise and a cleric,
undoubtedly a friend of his.
It's indeed an honor to welcome you.
Please consider my house as your own.
Welcome monsignor.
You must be famished by your journey.
Anatol, tell the servants
to prepare a banquet.
Roast beef.
The very best.
This is good Friday, madame!
Oh, I see.
Well then, please serve
what you wish anatol.
But while they are
waiting for their supper,
at least give our guest a
drink or they'll die of thirst.
What have you done to her?
She seemed so upset.
I thought it best if I
administered a soothing drug.
The potion is a very gentle one.
It will wear off before
the count gets here.
That's ridiculous!
The count's been dead for 35 years.
For you he will rise from the dead.
Just a minute, where is babette?
There's no need to worry.
Anatol, you are boring our guests.
Come here, take a look at my paintings.
You can hardly refuse her.
It's such expressive painting.
It seems to me we know each other.
Do you travel this way often?
Lilian, pull yourself together.
It's just as if you
were one of the family.
Oh, forgive me for not noticing.
You didn't need to bring a present.
What a lovely thought.
It shows that you have
a most unusual taste.
Thank you so much.
Serve our guests first!
You must be careful.
I managed to avoid taking it.
Hurry up!
Our guests are thirsty.
Water, at last.
I know the work of
the devil when I see it!
Out of three glasses of wine
which one was full of acid?
My glass!
You wanted to have me
murdered, didn't you?
I'll make you pay for that.
Oh, but monsignor.
And stop calling me that.
I am not a monsignor.
I make my living by thievery,
by highway robbery understand?
I was counting on making
a nice haul at the inn.
If only it hadn't disappeared.
Hey, if you get me out of
here I'll go easy on you.
Each of you will be on his way
out of here in his own time.
A good wine goes flat if it's too old.
What's going on?
Where am 1?
Oh my god,
the forest,
then we were attacked.
Taken to a deserted house.
How do I get out?
I've got to get out!
Let me out of here!
Please let me out!
The potion he gave her is wearing off.
- It'd seem so.
- Oh I've got to get out!
Let me out!
Let me out!
It's alright now.
You are not alone anymore.
I'll stay with you.
Oh Roger!
Roger I'm frightened.
This house, it's horrible.
It's so frightening,
and those paintings look so evil.
I don't know how but we've
got to get out of here
or we'll be killed.
We don't have a minute to lose, Roger.
We must get out!
Look over there.
Those curtains hide the way out.
It can't be true, Roger.
It's me, isn't it?
It's an incredible alikeness.
Seems almost as if you and
I were painted together.
I don't know but I'll find out.
A man being torn apart.
That must be count regula.
But you are the
one standing next to me.
How can it be possible?
Isn't that your coat of arms?
One thing I know now is
the people who've brought me up
explained my coat of arms incorrectly.
Marienberg means mount of Mary.
But they told me my name was mont Elise,
for sain Elisabeth.
Berg is mountain.
But the Saint isn't Elisabeth,
it's the virgin Mary.
In some strange way you
and I are connected with that picture.
I can't imagine how we're involved.
We are both strangers in this region.
Did your mother ever
tell you of any experiences
that she might have had
when she lived here?
In fact I was forbidden
to mention the past.
That was the only subject
she always avoided.
Lilian, I've got to find
out the secret of this castle.
And I must meet this count regula.
We have to get to the bottom of this.
Lilian will you help me?
They're all devils!
It's inhuman what those
monsters are doing to her!
What's the matter?
What's happening?
I'll show you, come with me.
This is nothing for a woman.
She'd better stay here.
No, I won't leave her alone again.
Let's go.
All right.
Are you alright?
He attacked me.
The servant tried to strangle me.
Can you walk?
Don't leave her alone.
Go after her.
Close your eyes, I'll lead you.
No thank you, it's alright.
You must learn that
obedience is the most
important quality that a servant can have.
Not so fast!
This time you won't get
away with it you monster!
I've been dead for years.
They hanged me.
What do you mean?
If a man is taken from the gallows
soon after he's been hung,
his body can be rendered invulnerable.
I must be seeing things.
Do you mean to say that you
didn't feel you a thing?
Not a thing.
Sorry but you didn't
leave a single scratch.
Now, where is the girl, babette?
Please Roger, let's
get out of this place!
What about your inheritance?
I don't care about it.
Where is babette?
She disappeared.
The Butler, dead as a doornail.
He's a walking dead man.
I suppose you think I've
gone out of my mind,
but it's the truth!
This way marienberg.
Count regula awaits you.
This way!
The girl is right,
let's go back upstairs.
It's a lot safer.
I advise you
to do as you're told.
Otherwise my master will
lose Patience with you.
Now come!
Stop, the passage on the right.
Through the door.
Stay here.
Roger, what's going on?
Get back!
Stay where you are!
You need go no further.
So, have you found anything to amuse you?
So these are the 12 murdered girls.
Yes, but that's no reason why you
shouldn't make yourselves at home.
Come forward Lilian Von brabant.
My master count regula
was drawn and quartered.
No matter how they tore
apart the good count,
his spirit is still intact.
Before he made his death,
my master charged me
with a difficult mission.
I've been carrying out
his orders ever since.
Everything has been done as he requested.
Only his final wish remains unfulfilled,
the wish that he'd be restored
to life on good Friday.
And this particular good
Friday he should live again.
There is a force here I cannot stand.
A cross!
My cross, I don't have it anymore!
I didn't take it.
So you have the cross!
In the coach, I was going
to give it to you when I...
I can't tolerate the
presence of a cross!
Get out of here this minute!
Get out do you hear!
Turn the other way!
You are not pure enough
witness such a solemn act.
Frederic, count regula
is risen from the dead.
Roger Von marienberg, the son of that man.
Lilian Von brabant, the
daughter of that woman.
Welcome to my house.
Has everything been done as we planned?
Just as you wished.
There were many obstacles
I had to overcome.
Yet, my devotion to you master gave
your humble servant all the powers
necessary to accomplish
every detail of his mission.
This is a great moment for me.
I will not detain you long,
but I feel I owe you an explanation.
For many years I have sought
the secret of eternal life,
and finally I have found that secret.
The blood is the life.
Once I unlocked the secret of life
immortality was within my reach.
Yet in order to succeed,
I needed the blood of 13 women.
I found 12.
They struggled against death.
It was that desire to
live that I required.
The 13th escaped me,
Lilian Von brabant.
Your mother turned me
over to the authorities.
Roger Von marienberg, your
father sentenced me to death.
But before I was arrested,
I was able to take some
of the blood concentrate
and so I have returned after
all I need is a few hours.
Time makes no difference to the dead.
My other orders, anatol?
To exterminate all of the
judge's family, that I have done.
Every single soul, but the son.
He escaped.
They took him to another
city far from here.
After that I was arrested and hanged.
But because of your great kindness,
they were cheated of a victim,
you left me the elixir of life.
Life, eternal.
Just before my execution
I drank half of the flask
that is what saved my
body from deteriorating.
So I lived to carry out your wishes.
To track down the last member
of the Von marienberg family,
here before you.
Lilian Von brabant,
you will take your mothers place.
I have the blood of 12 virgins.
You shall be the 13th
who will give me eternal life.
You'll never get that chance.
It is not enough.
Roger, Roger!
Roger Von marienberg will die.
It will be an agonizing death.
He means something to you?
That is good!
Everything's in order.
Is she ready?
Still difficult.
Her blood gives me the elixir
I need for eternal life,
but she has not enough fear.
If she would watch his
execution, you think it would help?
Untie her.
Stand up.
Come here.
Go to the pedestal and
look through the mask.
No one can help him,
except you.
Yes, I will.
Behind those women there is a door
that leads to a passage way
and from there to the pendulum chamber.
She will try to get to him
and in this way her
fear will grow greater.
We should be getting started.
It will pass quickly.
Roger, Roger!
No, no!
It is time.
A few more seconds and
my vengeance is complete.
Thank god you are alive.
How much more time?
About a 1000 heartbeats sir.
The acid!
Where is Lilian?
I have been locked in a cell.
I haven't seen anyone.
She must be in danger.
But we don't have a
chance against that devil.
Why didn't that Butler bring the count
back to life in the beginning?
The most important thing is to save her.
She must be in the torture chamber.
The concentrator works well.
The time has come to take
the blood of the 13th.
Place the tube in the
artery of the throat.
So you have escaped the pendulum.
Let her go!
She is preparing herself
for her greatest moment.
Master, the concentrator is not working.
You are carrying something which
is breaking the magic circle.
Maybe it's this.
Throw it away!
Let her go!
Destroy that cross and she is free.
As free as those 127?
Destroy it!
If you don't...
I know as well as you do,
if I don't you turn to dust.
Destroy that cross!
This hour glass is your life.
How many more seconds do you
have without that elixir?
Destroy the cross!
I too have a pendulum.
The pendulum that will destroy you.
Throw it away!
Throw it away!
Throw it away!
With pleasure.
Eternal life!
Here we are!
I finally found you!
Oh, babette, babette!
Get in!
We'll take you anywhere you like!
Which place shall we go?
Anywhere you say.
Come on babette!
All's well that ends well.
Little funny face.
the horrid things that went on last night
'twas only a dream wasn't it?
It could all have been a bad dream.
Me, this is real.