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|The Pit and the Pendulum|
|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|
|Edited by:||Anthony Carras|
|Distributed by:||Alta Vista Productions; American International Pictures; MGM|
|Released:||August 12th, 1961|
|Running time:||80 min.|
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."
- The Pit and the Pendulum was released to DVD by American International Pictures under the "Midnite Movies" brand on June 5th, 2001. It was also packaged with The Fall of the House of Usher as a double-feature by AIP on February 15th, 2005. The film was also included as part of the "Midnite Movies: Creepy Classics" collection by MGM on September 11th, 2001.
- This is the second horror film role for actress Barbara Steele. She previously played the dual role of Asa Vajda and Katia Vajda in the 1960 Italian giallo film Black Sunday, directed by Mario Bava.
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