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The Pit and the Pendulum
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Title: The Pit and the Pendulum
Directed by: Roger Corman
Written by: Richard Matheson
Produced by: Samuel Z. Arkoff; James H. Nicholson; Roger Corman
Music by: Les Baxter
Cinematography: Floyd Crosby
Edited by: Anthony Carras
Distributed by: Alta Vista Productions; American International Pictures; MGM
Released: August 12th, 1961
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 80 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $200,000
Gross: $2,000,000 (domestic)

The PIt and the Pendulum is an American feature film of the psychological thriller subgenre of horror. It is based on the 1842 short story The Pit and the Pendulum by author Edgar Allan Poe. The film adaptation was directed by Roger Corman with a screenplay written by Richard Matheson. It was produced by MGM and Alta Vista Productions and distributed theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures. The movie debuted on August 12th, 1961.

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  • The tagline to this film is "She was enslaved by evil in a terror haunted castle."

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16th century | Buried alive | Castle | Dungeon | Spain | Torture

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