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The Dead Pit (1989)

R | | Horror | 29 January 1990 (USA)
A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Gerald Swan
Cheryl Lawson ...
Jane Doe
Stephen Gregory Foster ...
Christian Meyers (as Steffen Gregory Foster)
Danny Gochnauer ...
Dr. Colin Ramzi
Geha Getz ...
Sister Clair
Joan Bechtel ...
Nurse Kygar
Michael Jacobs ...
Bud Higgins
Mara Everett ...
Nurse Robbins
Randall Fontana ...
Orderly Jimmy
Jack A. Sunseri ...
Head Orderly Jensen (as Jack Sunseri)
Frederick Dodge ...
First Patient
Nettie Heffner ...
Night Nurse
Luana Speelman ...
Day Nurse
Scott Malpass ...
Orderly #1
Skyy Diaz ...
Orderly #2
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Storyline

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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When the dead start to walk you'd better start running... See more »

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29 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Pit  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Filmed in the high security wing of Agnew State Hospital, Milpitas CA. The wing was closed down for many years, had no power, and used to house the most violent and dangerous patients. Since most of the movie was filmed at night, the empty wing really added a very creepy feel to the process. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic visible on left side of frame in wide screen version during earthquake sequence when camera tilts down from ceiling into hallway. See more »

Quotes

Christian Meyers: For dead people they sure are smart.
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Connections

Featured in The Dead Pit: Interview with Brett Leonard (2008) See more »

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enjoyable - dark & atmospheric
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This can't be really taken TOO seriously, mostly because of the cliches in, but the atmosfear (in a way, similar to Re-animator) is deadly and creepy. This is quite nice zombie movie. If you are a horror fan, this is definately recommended.


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