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The Dead Pit Reviews

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½ December 5, 2016
aburridora.. ni la terminé de ver.
June 5, 2013
My buddy Jason Slate and his dad Jeremy are in this movie!
½ April 25, 2013
The cover of the original Dead Pit VHS is far more intriguing than what's actually contained within the movie, like a lot of movies from the 1980's, unfortunately. The movie has a plot and it seems to be following it to a conclusion, with a twist ending, but it was mostly just boring. The lead actress, Cheryl Lawson, is irritating as all can be and not even a wet t-shirt/shower scene could even make her appealing to me. All of the other actors have strange performances too. The movie is pretty much free from any gory or horrific content until the latter half when all hell breaks loose and zombies run amock, going after people's brains. This movie would have probably benefited from a lighter tone, say in the vein of Return of the Living Dead or Re-Animator. Instead, it attempts to play it seriously, and doesn't really hit its mark because of that.
December 7, 2012
Zombies in a mental hospital, but this ain't no WALKING DEAD.
½ November 15, 2012
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.
September 2, 2012
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?"
April 16, 2012
Not one of the better classic zombie movies, but still a damn good watch following the same formula.
½ April 4, 2012
Ki kellett kapcsolnom!!
April 1, 2012
The Dead Pit is one of the cult classics from the 80s. A mad scientist is doing experiments on the patients in the looney ward he?s working in. A doctor finds out and blocks him in with the dead bodies. Years later a Jane Doe shows up with no memories, but she has a link to the hospital. And when an earthquake awakens the evil doctor Jane Doe might be a link. Some great gore scenes, cheesy 80s music, and of course no 80s horror movie is ever finished without some nudity.
August 22, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011

(1989) The Dead Pit

This is something one might see on a zombie film coming from Italy which centers on a lunatic doctor working at an asylum doing some heinous things to it's patients until his co-worker shot him in the head and then sealing it up, continuing it's operations again on the next building 18 years later with a young lady deemd to be crazy because of her amnesia! More revelations as the film progreses with gore and not much scares!

After my second viewing after many many years, this becomes less effective because of it's bad musical score and mediocre acting but the set up is quite original!

2.5 out of 4
July 23, 2011
For as low budget as it is, it's not that bad. Better than I expected, but a pretty typical zombie flick. Surprisingly overlooked in the genre though.
½ July 16, 2011
Sorry excuse for a movie, there was no story to follow or reason given for zombies. They just sort of appear and the movie keeps going along in its horrible fashion.
February 27, 2011
Decent setting, slightly spooky atmosphere, and a nice amount of gore make this late 80's zombie flick fun viewing for a rainy day.
Super Reviewer
½ January 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.
Super Reviewer
½ July 31, 2010
Something to watch on a dark night or a rainy day
½ March 21, 2010
A refreshing zombie flick with lots of open brain surgery and wet t shirts!
October 19, 2009
If anything deserves a whole star for the evil doctor's red eyes looking better than CGI and not being CGI
October 17, 2009
Your right, you will not like it.
½ August 4, 2009
A fun and gory good time if you don't take it seriously!
½ July 19, 2009
The Dead Pit is a remarkably stylish debut from director Brett Leonard, who later went on to success with The Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity. It's pretty well acted and oozes atmosphere. The script goes through a few slow beats, but manages to dust itself off quickly and make a comeback. It walks a fine line between campy fun and serious, nightmarish thrills. The Dead Pit is a harmless, fun, and well made low budget supernatural zombie movie that you might enjoy. I sure did! Check it out!
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