The Pit and the Pendulum

A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.

Genres: Horror, Romance
Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, determines to punish Maria with torture for the desire she inflames in him. Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic short story.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1991-06-27
Run time: 97 minute / 1:37
Budget: $2,000,000
Director: Stuart Gordon
Writer: Dennis Paoli
Production Company : Full Moon Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America


Lance Henriksen
as Torquemada
Stephen Lee
as Gomez
William J. Norris
as Dr. Huesos
Mark Margolis
as Mendoza
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
as Contessa D'Alba Molina
Barbara Bocci
as Contessa's Son
Benito Stefanelli
as Executioner
Jeffrey Combs
as Francisco
Tom Towles
as Don Carlos
Rona De Ricci
as Maria
Jonathan Fuller
as Antonio
Oliver Reed
as Cardinal
Larry Dolgin
as Sergeant of the Guards
Frances Bay
as Esmeralda
Fabio Carfora
as Beggar
Giovanni Natalucci Production Design

Stuart Gordon Director

Richard Band Original Music Composer

Charles Band Executive Producer
Albert Band Producer

Adolfo Bartoli Director of Photography

Perry Bullington Casting

Costume & Make-Up
Michaela Gisotti Costume Design

Robert MacDonald Casting

Dennis Paoli Screenplay
Edgar Allan Poe Original Story

Andy Horvitch Editor

Maurizio Garrone Set Decoration

Michael Catalano Executive Producer

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