Pit and the Pendulum (1961)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5


PROS –
1) Sebastian Medina killed his adulteress wife and adulterer brother in his castle’s torture chamber. History is now repeating itself in the Medina family when his son Nicholas Medina is getting similar disloyalty from his wife and friend.
2) Top-notch macabre horror. Vincent Price’s performance single-handedly takes the movie to another level.
3) The plot-twist of Barbara Steele coming out of the tomb alive was unexpected. Her frightful eyes in the final horrifying scene being trapped in the iron maiden, is one blood-chilling climax.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Don Nicholas Medina: You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!… The netherworld.The infernal region, The Abode of the Damned… The place of torment. Pandemonium. Abbadon. Tophet. Gehenna. Naraka. THE PIT!… And the pendulum.

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