The Pit and the Pendulum
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The Pit and the Pendulum
Only loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic short story, this horror film was filmed on location in a spooky Italian castle and tells the convoluted story of a mad priest who devises exquisitely painful ways of getting his victims to confess to dabbling in witchcraft. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Boring adaptation with no scares, no mood and no sex appeal (considering it's a form of sexual persecution)"
‑ Fred Topel,
"Schlock of a very fine vintage."
‑ Victor Olliver, Teletext
"Not bad, but I expected a lot more from Stuart Gordon."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Really underrated horror film from Stuart Gordon."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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