15 certificateThe Pit and the Pendulum is a Film programme that first aired in 1961 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Pit and the Pendulum is a 4 star programme

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Directed by
Roger Corman

When Francis Barnard goes to Spain and finds out that his sister Elizabeth - who was married to the son of the brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition - has died from a supposed blood disease, he tries to find out what really happened. After some investigation he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! An adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's tale of terror.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 80 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1961

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Vincent PriceVincent Price...Don Nicholas Medina/Sebastian Medina
John Kerr...Francis Barnard
Barbara Steele...Elizabeth Barnard Medina
Luana Anders...Catherine Medina
Antony Carbone...Doctor Charles Leon
Patrick Westwood...Maximillian the Butler