The Dead Pit (1989)
The Dead Pit (1989)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
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as Dr. Gerald Swan
as Nurse Kygar
as Orderly Jimmy
as Jane Doe/Sara
as Head Orderly Jimmy
as Dr. Colin Ramzi
as Nurse Robbins
as Christian Myers
as First Patient
as Little Sara
as Sister Clair
as Night Nurse
as Bud Higgins
as Day Nurse
Critic Reviews for The Dead Pit
Recommended only to viewers with blood alcohol concentrations well above the legal driving limit.
The old VHS case used to have blinky lights on it ... and was therefore a lot more entertaining than the flick.
I know it's not a great movie. I know it's got terrible flaws, and a whole collection of genre cliches. But I never fail to enjoy it, any time I watch it.
Audience Reviews for The Dead Pit
strange lunatic asylum haunted zombie movie that really careens all over the map with little sense. Why would there be a satanic doctor looking for the cure to madness with a big barrel of formaldehyde? And the pit is more like a divot. Most of the movie comes off as a badly staged haunted hay ride, but the zombies or undead or bloody brainless patients are somewhat effective. The scene where they are all exchanging brains is pretty innovative. Otherwise, um, there is Stephen Gregory Foster's bizarro accent to amuse you.
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.
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?"
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