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TitlePit and the Pendulum (1961)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental
CountryUSA
Length90
GenreHorror
Rating3
DirectorRoger Corman
CastVincent Price John Kerr Barbara Steele
NotesNot too indebted to Edgar Allen Poe's story. Set soon after the Spanish Inquistion (c.1478-1834) which makes the time of the film indeterminate. Vincent Price is the son, Nicholas, of one of the torturers. His wife has died and he is haunted by her loss believing she was buried alive. But his wife has faked her death to drive him mad and be with her lover. She succeeds as Nicholas comes to believe he is his own father. However the victim of his torture is his wife's brother who has come to investigate her death.

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