Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum) (1961)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Aug 12, 1961 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 8,437
American-International's standing "haunted castle" set is exhibited to peak advantage in Roger Corman's Pit & the Pendulum. Save for the climax, Richard Matheson's script bears but little resemblance to the Edgar Allen Poe original, though there are pronounced echoes throughout of Poe's The Premature Burial. Vincent Price stars as Nicholas Medina, the son of a notorious Spanish Inquisition torturer. Nicholas' wife Elizabeth (Barbara Steele) has died under mysterious circumstances, prompting
Aug 12, 1961 Wide
Jun 5, 2001
American International Pictures (AIP)
John Kerr (II)
Elisabeth Barnard Me...
Dr. Charles Leon
Maximillian the Butl...
Nicholas as a Child
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The film ends up being very nearly as good [as House of Usher], and better in some respects.
Vincent Price lording over a giant torture pendulum! Awesome.
It reminds us that flat, colorless character actors look really flat and colorless when sharing a scene with Price.
Corman estabelece uma boa atmosfera de tensão, sendo auxiliado na tarefa pela bela direção de arte e por um Vincent Price mais do que inspirado.
Typical Corman-Poe flick with a few unintended laughs thanks to Vinnie's campiness.
The best of the Roger Corman Poe films.
Audience Reviews for Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum)
- Catherine Medina: No one will ever enter this room again.
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