The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum

witch torture chamber based on short story edgar allen poe torquemada spanish inquisition

The Pit and the Pendulum

Release Date: June 27, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.»
Genres    :   Horror, Romance
Production Companies    :   Full Moon Entertainment
Director    :   Stuart Gordon
Producers    :   Charles Band, Albert Band, Perry Bullington, Robert MacDonald, Michael Catalano
Writers    :   Dennis Paoli, Edgar Allan Poe
RunTime    :   97 mins.
Budget    :   2000000

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.

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