The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Gothic Horror
Country: USA | Director: Roger Corman
Language: English | Subtitles: English (optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 80mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×548 – 23.976fps – 3.00gb

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutest torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

“The Pit and the Pendulum” is the second of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe’s adaptations with a screenplay by Richard Matheson. Vincent Price’s performance is an obvious highlight of the film. Legendary horror actresses Luana Anders (“Dementia 13”) and Barbara Steele (“Shivers”, “Silent Scream”, “Black Sunday”) co-star in this extremely atmospheric chiller. To sum up, “The Pit and the Pendulum” is one of Roger Corman’s finest offerings-it’s creepy, unsettling and extremely entertaining. A masterpiece!


The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)