The Pit and the Pendulum


The Pit and the Pendulum

Overview:

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal 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!

Votes 67 (6.9/10)

Runtime: 80 minutes

Release Date 1961-08-12

Budget: $200,000.00

Revenue: $2,000,000.00

Tagline: Betrayal cuts both ways!

Production company:

  • Alta Vista Productions

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Nicholas Medina
Vincent Price
Vincent Price
Francis
John Kerr
John Kerr
Elizabeth
Barbara Steele
Barbara Steele
Catherine
Luana Anders
Luana Anders
Doctor Leon
Antony Carbone
Antony Carbone
Maximillian
Patrick Westwood
Patrick Westwood
Maria
Lynette Bernay
Lynette Bernay
Isabella
Mary Menzies
Mary Menzies
Bartolome
Charles Victor
Charles Victor
Screenplay
Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson
Executive Producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer
James H. Nicholson
James H. Nicholson
Original Music Composer
Les Baxter
Les Baxter
Director of Photography
Floyd Crosby
Floyd Crosby
Editor
Anthony Carras
Anthony Carras
Production Design
Daniel Haller
Daniel Haller
Art Direction
Daniel Haller
Daniel Haller
Set Decoration
Harry Reif
Harry Reif
Makeup Artist
Ted Coodley
Ted Coodley
Visual Effects
Ray Mercer
Ray Mercer
Special Effects
Pat Dinga
Pat Dinga
Director
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Producer
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Story
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Sound Recordist
Roy Meadows
Roy Meadows
Sound Editor
Kay Rose
Kay Rose
Music Editor
Eve Newman
Eve Newman
Construction Coordinator
Ross Hahn
Ross Hahn
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