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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Dennis Paoli (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
27 June 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of Re-Animator.
Plot:
It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe"... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(33 articles)
User Reviews:
Engrossing and Gross See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Lance Henriksen ... Torquemada

Stephen Lee ... Gomez
William J. Norris ... Dr. Huesos

Mark Margolis ... Mendoza
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Contessa D'Alba Molina
Barbara Bocci ... Contessa's Son
Benito Stefanelli ... Executioner

Jeffrey Combs ... Francisco
Tom Towles ... Don Carlos
Rona De Ricci ... Maria

Jonathan Fuller ... Antonio
Geoffrey Copleston ... Butcher
Larry Dolgin ... Sergeant of the Guards
Tunny Piras ... Guard
Fabio Carfora ... Beggar

Frances Bay ... Esmeralda
Fabrizio Fontana ... Jew

Oliver Reed ... Cardinal

Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Edgar Allan Poe (story)

Dennis Paoli (written by)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Charles Band .... executive producer
Michael Catalano .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Adolfo Bartoli 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
 
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Robert MacDonald 
 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurizio Garrone 
 
Costume Design by
Michaela Gisotti  (as Michela Gisotti)
 
Makeup Department
Roland Blancaflor .... special makeup effects: USA (as Rolland Blancaflor)
Greg Cannom .... makeup effects: second unit
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects
Robert Clark .... special makeup effects: Italy
Giuseppe Desiato .... makeup assistant
Mitch Devane .... special makeup effects: USA
Keith Edmier .... special makeup effects: Italy
Matt Falls .... special makeup effects: USA
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects: USA
Stephen Prouty .... special makeup effects: USA (as Steve Prouty)
Adriana Sforza .... hair stylist
Pietro Tenoglio .... chief makeup artist
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects: USA
 
Production Management
Angelo D'Antoni .... production manager
Remo Lombardo .... production manager
Gretchen G. Wieland .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Ambrosi .... second assistant director
Simona Cortegiani .... trainee assistant director
Carlos Hansen .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Zen Mansley .... sets: second unit
David Russell .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Sarah Brady .... adr editor
John Brasher .... sound re-recordist
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Gary Forbes .... dialogue editor
Armando Janota .... boom operator
Heather Leavitt .... foley recordist
Adriane Marfiak .... sound effects editor
Adriane Marfiak .... sound re-recordist
Giuseppe Muratori .... sound mixer
Lars Nelson .... sound effects recordist
Doug Reed .... foley editor
Lauren Stephens .... assistant sound editor
Fernando Velazquez .... foley recordist
 
Special Effects by
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects
 
Stunts
Benito Stefanelli .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Antonelli .... camera operator
Aldo Antonelli .... camera operator: second unit
Enrico Appetito .... still photographer
Marco Aureli .... camera loader
Adolfo Bartoli .... director of photography: second unit
Fausto Cancellieri .... grip
Agostino Gorga .... gaffer
Robert Hayes .... electrician: second unit
Antonio La Barbera .... electrician
Maurizio Lucchini .... first assistant camera
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Andy Parke)
Antonio Piselli .... electrician
Giancarlo Rocchetti .... key grip
Roberto Rosati .... grip
 
Casting Department
Tamara Alessi .... casting: Italy
Helen Hull .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sergio Ballo .... costume assistant
Vanda Caprioli .... seamstress (as Wanda Caprioli)
Carmen Mannarino .... costume assistant
Luciana Pianella .... wardrobe assistant
Marina Ridolfi .... costume assistant
Maria Serrano .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Karen Achenbach .... apprentice editor: post-production
Richard Boehm .... first assistant editor
Giorgio Conti .... additional editor: Italy
Bert Glatstein .... editor: post-production
Francesco Reitano .... assistant editor
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
William Young .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Doug Botnick .... music scoring mixer (as Douglas Botnick)
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator
Nick Vidar .... music engineer
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
 
Other crew
Tamara Alessi .... production coordinator: Italy
Steve Blum .... production assistant: USA
Sergio Bologna .... production accountant
Thomas Bradford .... production coordinator: second unit
Pieter Bruegel .... main title artwork: "The Triumph of Death"
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant: Charles Band
Ed Cook .... adr voice (as Edwin Cook)
Linda Cook .... adr voice
Jeffrey Court .... production controller: USA
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Giordano Esposito .... production assistant
Maria Federici .... production secretary (as Maria Pia Federici)
Maurizio Garrone .... animal wrangler
Monica Heitmann .... publicity coordinator
Mickey Kaiserman .... executive controller
Fabio Lombardo .... cashier
Marco Lombardo .... production assistant
Paolo Lombardo .... accountant supervisor
John March .... assistant synclavier programmer
Marion Mertes .... continuity
Kevin O'Hara .... production assistant: second unit
Pietro Ricini .... craft service
Daniel Schweiger .... promotions
Thomas Tyler .... production assistant
Catherine Walker .... marketing executive
Catherine Walker .... researcher
Christopher Wheeler .... production accountant: USA
Julia Mongrain .... production associate (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Patricia Cortegiani .... special thanks
Rolando Cortegiani .... special thanks
Edward Maeder .... special thanks
Giulia Piras .... special thanks
Bernie Wrightson .... special thanks (as Berni Wrightson)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Inquisitor" - USA (DVD title)
"The Pit & the Pendulum" - USA (video box title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for scenes of torture and sex-related nudity, and for language.
Runtime:
97 min | Spain:93 min
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Trivia:
Shot in three and a half weeks, from 17 September 1990 - 12 October 1990.See more »
Quotes:
Torquemada:Surely Rome understands that public executions discourage sin?
Cardinal:The good Lord, you know, padre, he want us to love our neighbor, no roast him, mmm? No roast him ...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blonde Heaven (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Emendemus in MeliusSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Engrossing and Gross, 23 September 1999
Author: Dasha from warrnambool

I really enjoyed this film.It was a little poor in some aspects mainly the acting but the story line was adequate. If you are a viewer of dark movies, then you would like this adaption of Edgar Allan Poe. The torture scenes are quite good.

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