Inquisition ★★½

At its best when it gets nasty: the aesthetics of 70s exploitation as reflection of something as hyperbolic in bloodshed as the Spanish Inquisition.

As its worst when it treats silliness with a straight face: mostly unconvincing period drama that is like cinema as Halloween costume party -- and then configurations of nude witches gesticulating before a rubber mask Satan...a framed-too-serious cheapening of depravity neither funny nor haunting.