The Pit And The Pendulum

1991, Movie, R, 95 mins

Written and directed by Dennis Paoli and Stuart Gordon, the team responsible for the audacious RE-ANIMATOR, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM takes Edgar Allan Poe's brief story as a starting off point around which to weave a story of madness, lust, religious obsession and the ennobling power of love.

As the Inquisition terrorizes the city of Toledo, Antonio (Jonathan Fuller), a baker, and his pious and beautiful wife Maria (Rona DeRicci) try to live decent and inconspicuous lives. Antonio persuades Maria to help him sell their bread at the auto-da-fe, where she is horrified by the cruelty and barbarism she sees. Maria impulsively intercedes when she sees a chil...

Released: 1991 Rated: R Length: 95 mins

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