The Pit and the Pendulum

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"Betrayal cuts both ways!"
  • NR
  • 1961
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.1  (13,222)
  • 78

16th century Spain is the setting for this horror from producer Roger Corman. The story deals with the mysterious death of the sister Francis Barnard. Francis arrives at the isolated and crumbling castle of his brother-in-law Nicholas after his sister Elizabeth dies from an undisclosed blood disorder. Not believing the story of his sister's death and after being haunted by mysterious ghostly apparitions, Francis discovers that Elizabeth was driven to obsession about the torture devices found in the castle's chambers. Francis must find out the truth and not be driven mad himself in the heavy atmosphere.

The Pit and the Pendulum
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16th century Spain is the setting for this horror from producer Roger Corman. The story deals with the mysterious death of the sister Francis Barnard. Francis arrives at the isolated and crumbling castle of his brother-in-law Nicholas after his sister Elizabeth dies from an undisclosed blood disorder. Not believing the story of his sister's death and after being haunted by mysterious ghostly apparitions, Francis discovers that Elizabeth was driven to obsession about the torture devices found in the castle's chambers. Francis must find out the truth and not be driven mad himself in the heavy atmosphere.

The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 78.

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The Pit and the Pendulum is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Pit and the Pendulum for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1961
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 25 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (13,222)
  • Metascore
    78