18 certificateThe Pit and the Pendulum is a Film programme that first aired in 1990 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Pit and the Pendulum is a 3 star programme



The Pit and the Pendulum (1990)

Directed by
Stuart Gordon

When Francis Barnard (John Kerr) goes to Spain after hearing of his sister's death her husband, Nicholas (Vincent Price) tells him that she died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this highly unlikely.

Nicholas was the son of the most brutal and unfeeling of torturers whom worked with the Spanish Inquisition. Now Francis thinks that it was ecxtreme fear that brought the downfall of his sister and that she may even of been buried alive.

Now strange things are starting to happen in the Medina castle.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1990

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Lance Henriksen...Torquemada
Stephen Lee...Gomez
William J. Norris...Dr. Heusos
Image for Mark MargolisMark Margolis...Mendoza
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon...Contessa D'Alba Molina
Tom Towles...Don Carlos
Image for Oliver ReedOliver Reed...Cardinal
Barbara Bocci...Contessa's Son
Benito Stefanelli...Executioner
Jeffrey Combs...Francisco
Rona de Ricci...Maria
Jonathan Fuller...Antonio
Geoffrey Copleston...Butcher
Larry Dolgin...Sgt. of the Guards
Tunny Piras...Guard
Fabio Carfora...Beggar