MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 935 this week

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R  |   |  Horror  |  27 June 1991 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,611 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 27 critic

It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1454 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 28 Jan 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pit and the Pendulum.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dolls (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine
Dagon (2001)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño
From Beyond (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel
Stuck (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby
Robot Jox (1989)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo
Daughter of Darkness (TV Movie 1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds
Fortress (1992)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Seven students answer an advertisement to participate in an experiment to explore how the sensation of pain can be eliminated. Arriving at a secluded institute, they are welcomed by ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Lorielle New, Stephen Hansen, Bart Voitila
Edmond (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández
Bleacher Bums (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Alice Guy
Stars: Darwin Karr, Fraunie Fraunholz, Blanche Cornwall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Gomez
William J. Norris ...
Dr. Huesos
...
Mendoza
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ...
Contessa D'Alba Molina
Barbara Bocci ...
Contessa's Son
Benito Stefanelli ...
Executioner
...
Francisco
Tom Towles ...
Don Carlos
Rona De Ricci ...
Maria
...
Antonio
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Butcher
Larry Dolgin ...
Sergeant of the Guards
Tunny Piras ...
Guard
Fabio Carfora ...
Beggar
Edit

Storyline

It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of torture and sex-related nudity, and for language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Inquisitor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in three and a half weeks, from 17 September 1990 - 12 October 1990. See more »

Quotes

[As Torquemada has the Cardinal bricked behind a wall]
Cardinal: For the love of God!
Torquemada: Yes, for the love of God.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Pit and the Pendulum (1913) See more »

Soundtracks

Emendemus in Melius
Composed by Cristobal De Morales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Movie
14 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good flick from back in the days when Full Moon Entertainment was serious about making them. Not much of a known cast, however they all put out excellent performances, especially Lance Henriksen who is one of my favorites. Well told story. I strongly recommend this one for Lance Henriksen fans, or someone who wants to see what Full Moon was able to do in their heyday.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
rat sliced in half? xxxocrystaloxxx
Looking for a copy on DVD metaledbxxiv
the painting in the opening of the movie paniczyk
Why was the baker a super-hero? worldsofdarkblue
Cheap but effective stefanrops
This film's a stomach jolter/sizzler/twis ter/whatever you call it IciclePlum
Discuss The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?