The Pit (1981)
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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.
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
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.
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