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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)  link to Pit and the Pendulum on IMDb  

Number: 355

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IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (10384 votes)

Country: USA, 80 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Horror, Drama, Mystery

Director(s): Roger Corman

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.


Vincent Price Nicholas Medina / Sebastian Medina
John Kerr Francis Barnard
Barbara Steele Elizabeth Barnard Medina
Luana Anders Catherine Medina
Patrick Westwood Maximillian

Medium: Original DVD,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1