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The Pit (1981)





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Twelve-year old Jamie is one creepy kid. He has a perverse obsession with sex, his only friend is an evil teddy bear, and he's the only one who knows about the hole in the forest where he feeds raw meat to a ravenous pack of mutant troglodytes. But Jamie will teach them all a lesson, the kids who teased him, the mean old lady down the street, even his pretty new babysitter. Soon they - and his entire town - will face the flesh-eating horror of The Pit!


Sammy Snyders
as Jamie Benjamin
Jeannie Elias
as Sandy O'Reilly
Laura Hollingsworth
as Marg Livingstone
Sonja Smits
as Mrs. Lynde
Laura Press
as Mrs. Benjamin

Critic Reviews for The Pit

All Critics (2)

The 97-minute running time seems every bit of 20 minutes longer than the filmmakers were ready for.

Full Review… | June 26, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for The Pit

Little-known "creepy kid" flick that's a strange mash-up; a demented coming-of-age/monster movie. Jamie is a creepy kid on the cusp of adolescence. He's perv-y, awkward and his only friend is his teddy bear (who speaks to him in his own voice)..until he discovers some new pets. There's a disturbing character study buried in the film's first 60 minutes desperately trying to get out; not that that ambition stops it from being kinda slow, poorly directed and spottily acted. Then, any potentiality interesting subtext to thrown out the window during a random (and poorly executed) creature rampage. All in all, it's lark; a relic of the earlier 80's drive-in second features.

JT Kennell
JT Kennell

Pure Drive-In Movie, I was very surprised at the nudity and the age of the troubled boy, my guess he is supposed to be 11-12. And he still talks to his teddy. Please/. He finds some ape like creatures in a hole in the woods and starts feeding them meat, then humans, has fantasies about his teacher and baby sitter. Yet a trashy Drive-In second feature that I would have driven away from, and that takes a lot. 1 star

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Terminally weird movie has a 'bad seed' who feeds his enemies to his new found friends, a group of prehistoric monsters he calls Trogs who live in a pit. A so-bad-it's-good favorite of mine.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

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