The Pit (1981)





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In this grim horror outing, an autistic boy spends his life tormented and abused at the cruel hands of his neighbors. One day he is out alone in the forest when he nearly falls into a vast hole filled with bizarre and voraciously hungry monsters. Hearing opportunity knock, the clever youth begins enacting his grisly revenge.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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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

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August 5, 2005

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

Super Reviewer

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