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The Pit (1981)

A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

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Jeannie Elias ...
Sonja Smits ...
Mrs. Lynde
Laura Hollingsworth ...
John Auten ...
Library Janitor
Laura Press ...
Mrs. Benjamin
Paul Grisham ...
Freddy
Wendy Schmidt ...
Christina
Andrea Swartz ...
Edith Bedker ...
Louise
Lillian Graham ...
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Mr. Benjamin
Gerard Jordan ...
Allan
Cindy Auten ...
Library Clerk
Patrick Patterson ...
Butcher
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Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process! Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Jamie wouldn't kill anyone...unless Teddy told him to! See more »

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23 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Teddy  »

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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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The director's wife refused to let him shoot the nude scenes, so the screenwriter shot them instead. The only shot involving nudity that the director was allowed to film was the "skinny dipping" scene and only because the actress was his daughter. See more »

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Jamie Benjamin: Abergail's missing and so is Mrs. Oliphant, aren't they? And Freddy and Christina... They don't eat chocolate bars. You know what they eat?
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Pretty good horror film.
22 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

When twelve-year-old alienated boy Jamie Benjamin stumbles across a deep pit housing centuries-old troll-like creatures,he takes it upon himself to see that the monsters are well fed.But the finances of a twelve-year-old go only so far.After stealing both money and meat prove to be dead ends,Jamie decides to take the advice of his perverse teddy bear and lure all the unfriendly members of town into the inescapable bowls of 'The Pit'."The Pit" by Lew Lehman is a mixed bag:it definitely has an interesting concept and the acting is surprisingly decent,however the plot is quite boring and there is a minimal amount of blood and gore.Still the relationship between Jamie and Teddy is well-developed and has to be the strongest aspect of the film.Despite some obvious flaws "The Pit" is a truly original horror flick that kept me entertained.Give it a look.7 out of 10.


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