Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum)
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Pit and the Pendulum (The Pit and the Pendulum)
Nicholas Medina (Vincent Price) is plagued with reoccurring nightmares that he has buried his wife alive. His brother-in-law arrives to investigate his sister's death and almost loses his life from a harrowing axe at the end of a pendulum. Although based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe, the ending of the film most resembles the original text. Produced and directed by Roger Corman, who continues his foray into the works of Poe.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Proves to be the equal of 1960's The Fall of the House of Usher."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The title calls out for lustrous Freudian hysteria, and Corman delivers"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Corman estabelece uma boa atmosfera de tensão, sendo auxiliado na tarefa pela bela direção de arte e por um Vincent Price mais do que inspirado."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Even Vincent Price has little to do"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Who wants understatement in a film with dungeons and giant blades?"
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Vincent Price lording over a giant torture pendulum! Awesome."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Typical Corman-Poe flick with a few unintended laughs thanks to Vinnie's campiness."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The film ends up being very nearly as good [as House of Usher], and better in some respects."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It reminds us that flat, colorless character actors look really flat and colorless when sharing a scene with Price."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"The best of the Roger Corman Poe films."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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