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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Directed by


Starring
Vincent Price Vincent Price
Nicholas Medina / Sebastian Medina
John Kerr John Kerr
Francis Barnard
Barbara Steele Barbara Steele
Elizabeth Barnard Medina
Luana Anders Luana Anders
Catherine Medina
Antony Carbone Antony Carbone
Doctor Charles Leon
Patrick Westwood Patrick Westwood
Maximillian
Charles Victor Charles Victor
Bartolome


Written by
Richard Matheson Richard Matheson
(screenplay)


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8 months, 1 week ago at Mar 29 18:28
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Roger Corman (the "pope of the B series" who here asserts himself as a great "gothic" filmmaker) + Vincent Price (imperial) + Barbara Steele (impeccable in a fairly short role) + the writer Richard Matheson ("I am a legend") who adapts the monumental Edgar Allan Poe: this association of geniuses could only give a great film, and this is the case for this cult "The Pit and the Pendulum" ("The Chamb... read more

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9 years, 11 months ago at Dec 30 13:08
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Tagline: "The greatest terror tale ever told!"
Directed by: Roger Corman
Released: August 12, 1961
Actors: Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele
Genre: Horror
Descriptors: Colour
Length: 80 minutes
First Line: "Who are you?"
Last Line: "Ahhhhhhhhhh!"

The best Price/ Poe film that features the scream queen Barbara Steele! To me, I find... read more
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Elizabeth Barnard Medina (Barbara Steele) has died in the prime of life, and her brother, Francis (John Kerr), wants to know why. Elizabeth's husband, Nicholas (Vincent Price), and her doctor offer differing explanations, but when Francis learns that Nicholas' mother may have been buried alive, he begins to wonder if his sister met the same fate. And when he comes to believe that Elizabeth's spirit wanders about Nicholas' castle, Francis investigates -- and is stunned by what he finds.
Release date: 23 August 1961
UPC: 027616862884
Tags: Horror (7), Torture (5), Gothic (4), Death (4), Adaptation (4), Madness (3), Castle (3), Thriller (3), Murder (2), 1961 (2), Based On Short Story (2), Superstition (2), 1960s (2), Edgar Allan Poe (2), Shocker (1), Torture Chamber (1), Psychological Horror (1), D.T. (1)
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Nosoki added this to a list 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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"19.11. Roger Corman, Vincent Price ja Edgar Allan Poe ovat aina herkullinen yhdistelmä. Nightpainin teoksista kaikkein eniten oskilloivassa V. Jäpikkä saapuu syrjäiseen kartanoon, jossa hänen sisarensa on kuollut mystisissä olosuhteissa. Siskon miestä esittävä Vincent Price ei ainakaan vähennä murhaepäilyjä käyttäytymällä hurmaavan ylieksentrisesti. Morsionsa kuolemaa sureva siippa tuntuu kuitenkin menettävän järkeään rakennuksessa tapahtuvan väitetyn kummittelun myötä."


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"Broken Image Link Date: 4/2/2021 Viewed: Amazon Prime Re-Watch Note: The Pit and The Pendulum is one of Roger Corman's best films in my opinion. The production values are amazing and the cinematography from Floyd Crosby (Tabu: A Story of the South Seas) is colorful to look at. Roger Corman did a fantastic job of trying to recreate Edgar Allan Poe's vision. The creepy music from Les Baxter (Savage Sisters) helps the movie feel more atmospheric. It's been years since I have read the original "


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Kandi voted for a review of The Pit and the Pendulum 8 months, 1 week ago

“Roger Corman (the "pope of the B series" who here asserts himself as a great "gothic" filmmaker) + Vincent Price (imperial) + Barbara Steele (impeccab”

hulkargh posted a review 8 months, 1 week ago

“Roger Corman (the "pope of the B series" who here asserts himself as a great "gothic" filmmaker) + Vincent Price (imperial) + Barbara Steele (impeccable in a fairly short role) + the writer Richard Matheson ("I am a legend") who adapts the monumental Edgar Allan Poe: this association of geniuses could only give a great film, and this is the case for this cult "The Pit and the Pendulum" ("The Chamber of Tortures" in french).

More classical you die!” read more

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"True rating : 8,5/10 See my review here : https://www.listal.com/viewentry/21396192."


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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Pit and the Pendulum PUBLISHED FORMAT: short story AUTHOR/CREATOR: Edgar Allan Poe ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1842 HAVE I READ: Yes NOTES: N/A "


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"October 12 "Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!... The netherworld. The infernal region, The Abode of the Damned... The place of torment. Pandemonium. Abbadon. Tophet. Gehenna. Naraka. THE PIT!... And the pendulum." Not the best Corman/Price collaboration or the best Corman/Price Poe adaptation, but it's still pretty good. Vincent Price delivers a great performance as always and it did have its chilling moments. I j"


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