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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R 97 min - Horror, Romance - 27 June 1991
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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.

Director:  Stuart Gordon

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Stuart Gordon

Tagline: A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.

Genres: Horror, Romance

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Language:  English, German
Release Date:  27 June 1991

Box Office

Budget:  $2,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Full Moon Entertainment, Empire Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 37 min