The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum

Release Date: August 12, 1961

Year    :   1961
Slogan    :   «Betrayal cuts both ways!»
Genres    :   Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Alta Vista Productions, American International Pictures
Director    :   Roger Corman
Producers    :   Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson, Bartlett Carré, Robert Agnew, Jack W. Cash
Writers    :   Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe
RunTime    :   80 mins.
Budget    :   200000
Revenue    :   2000000

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!

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