The Pit & the Pendulum

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The Pit & the Pendulum ★★½ 1991 (R)

Retelling of the classic Poe short story, mixed with his “A Cask of Amantillado” and set during the Spanish Inquisition. Great special effects and professional scary guy, Lance Henriksen. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Lance Henriksen, Rona De Ricci, Jonathan Fuller, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles, Stephen Lee, Frances Bay, Oliver Reed; D: Stuart Gordon; W: Dennis Paoli; M: Richard Band.