The Pit and the Pendulum Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for The Pit and the Pendulum the Movie

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A woman and her lover plan to drive her brother mad, and he responds by locking them in his torture chamber, which was built by his loony dad, whom he now thinks he is. Standard Corman production only remotely derived from the classic Poe tale, with the cast chewing on a loopy script. A landmark in Gothic horror.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 80 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Classic Horror, Adapted from a Story, Sanity Check, Brothers & Sisters, Books to Film: Edgar Allan Poe, Producers: Roger Corman/New World
Richard Matheson
Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone, Charles Victor, Lynn Bernay, Patrick Westwood
Floyd Crosby
Roger Corman
Les Baxter
Roger Corman, American International Pictures (A.I.P.)

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