The Dead Pit

1989

The Dead Pit

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Zombies rise up from a terrifying pit beneath a notorious mental asylum to do the bidding of the evil Dr. Ramzi, the crazed doctor who twenty years before was walled up alive in the crazy house after someone discovered his horrific experiments involving formaldehyde and illegal lobotomies. Following each experiment, the doctor would casually toss the dead victims into the pit. While his captor slowly bricks him up, Ramzi swears that he will have revenge. When enigmatic Jane Doe is admitted into the asylum for severe amnesia and she turns out to have amazing subconscious psychic power that wakens Ramzi from his hellish sleep, he gets his revenge. Jane and Ramzi seem to be psychically linked and he draws his power from her as he begins to resurrect his former victims. He then sends his small zombie army out into the hospital to find new recruits. Gory, creative killing occurs, for Ramzi's zombies are not only quick, they are also semi-intelligent. Now only Jane, the doctor who originally killed Ramzi, a psychotic demolitions expert and a lunatic zombified nun can stop them.

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Cast

Jeremy Slate
as Dr. Gerald Swan
Danny Gochnauer
as Dr. Colin Ramzi
Cheryl Lawson
as Jane Doe/Sara
Steffan Gregory Foster
as Christian Myers
Geha Gertz
as Sister Clair
Nettie Heffner
as Night Nurse
Rorey Edelman
as Little Sara
Luana Speelman
as Day Nurse
Jack A. Sunseri
as Head Orderly Jimmy
Mara Everett
as Nurse Robbins
Joan Bechtel
as Nurse Kygar
Michael Jacobs Jr.
as Bud Higgins
Frederick Dodge
as First Patient
Randall Fontana
as Orderly Jimmy
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Critic Reviews for The Dead Pit

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Audience Reviews for The Dead Pit

  • Jan 26, 2011
    Many didn't think much of this but I thought it was a pretty decent film. It moves along slowly and manages to cast a creepy atmosphere throughout. It doesn't turn into a full-blown Zombie movie until the last 25 minutes with a very cool scene of the dead rising from the pit of the mysterious abandoned wing of the mental hospital. It has moments of violence scattered around but nothing too graphic or gory that's expected from this type of film. It's not very exciting but still a worthwhile watch.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2010
    Something to watch on a dark night or a rainy day
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2008
    The unrated edition does feature more gore (some of it pretty good) but it still doesn't help this overly long, slow moving snoozefest from the 80's. "Where can we get more of this... holy water?"
    A.D. V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2008
    As much as I tried to like this movie, I just didn't. I found the acting to be horrible in this and I also found Cheryl Lawson so annoying that I almost turned this off a couple of times. Some really bad lines in here as well. At least some of the gore and zombie scenes made this some what watchable.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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