The Pit and the Pendulum (+ Digital Copy)
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The film was a well done "B" movie in costume, design, and direction. However the script left me a bit empty. If not for the constant stripping of Maria, I would have lost interest.
This film is available on an 8-pack I obtained from Walmart as part of their "Midnight Horror" collection.
Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, Full frontal nudity (Rona De Ricci)
As a huge Full Moon Pictures fan and all things Charles Band it should come as no surprise that I own this film and consider it a classic. When this was first released I was so excited about it. Starring Lance Henriksen and Jeffery Combs, written by Dennis Paoli and directed by Stuart Gordon being put out by Full Moon and Band, I was all over it. Thankfully that excitement paid off as I really enjoyed this flick, then and now.
During the Spanish inquisition the man in charge is Torquemada and if he thinks you are a witch then you are tortured and then burned alive. At one such event he notices a woman that he wants but his duties say he cannot be with anyone. So naturally like any good guy he accuses her of witchcraft so she will at least be in the same building with him. She will be tortured of course but he must have her, the only problem is she is married and her husband will stop at nothing to get her out.
This is a wonderful film and one of Full Moon’s best. The story and look of the film are excellent and the acting is top notch. I came for Combs and Lance but the entire cast was great. And frequent collaborators Gordon and Paoli craft another classic in my opinion. The film is dark but has a bit of humor in it and the performances like I mentioned before are excellent. The DVD comes with the great Full Moon Video Zone which is a great behind the scenes look at the film. And this is one of the ones that go in depth and you also get trailers and the like. If you have not seen this and you are fan of any one the people mentioned here I recommend it.
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OK, but that does not necessarily mean you won't find it entertaining! If you like violent, macabre melodramas with people being tortured all for the greater glory of God, you... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert A. Dalby
If a Lance Henrickson is in it, I must watch. One of his better Horror efforts.. Full Moon is on point on this one.Published 13 months ago by ACFRESHIII
In the full half century that I've been watching films-all sorts of films-never have I seen a film so chock full of utterly VILE scenes of sexual degradation toward women and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shirley Pena
Maria is declared a witch and cast into the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition after making an open objection to their cruel torture devices. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Carl Manes