The Pit and the Pendulum


Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutest 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! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

  • Prof. Lumpcicle

    Another classic Poe tale told by the great Roger Corman.

    This one is chock full of suspense, great gothic films sets, fantastic costumes and yet another truly unforgettable performance by Vincent Price as Nicholas Medina.

  • kubrick2001

    Corman’s best Poe film. And the amazing pendulum sequence at the end is fantastic. Also Les Baxter’s music score is a fave of mine.