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Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Simon Savory (screenplay)
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24 April 2009 (USA) See more »
Seven students answer an advertisement to participate in an experiment to explore how the sensation of pain can be eliminated... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lorielle New ... JB Divay

Stephen Hansen ... Jason

Bart Voitila ... Kyle
Danielle Demski ... Alicia

Amy Paffrath ... Gemma

Tom Sandoval ... Vinnie

Michael King ... Trevor

Jason-Shane Scott ... Julian

Andrew Bowen ... Alan Divay

Jason Stuart ... Dimitri Divay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Sestero ... Alicia's boyfriend

Directed by
David DeCoteau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edgar Allan Poe  story
Simon Savory  screenplay

Produced by
Paul Colichman .... producer
Stephen P. Jarchow .... producer
John Schouweiler .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Lambert 
Cinematography by
Howard Wexler 
Film Editing by
Danny Draven  (as Jack Harkness)
Production Design by
David Lordan 
Makeup Department
April Metcalf .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Wise Lee .... assistant director
Sound Department
Maui Holcomb .... supervising sound editor
Donald Lee Purnell .... foley artist
David Tarango .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Paul Bonneau .... gaffer
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... key grip
Music Department
Robert Douglas .... composer: additional music
Other crew
David Arp .... production assistant
Julie Eisenbeiss .... cast/crew paymaster

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Also Known As:
"Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum" - USA (complete title)
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USA:86 min
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Trevor:It hurts to be beautiful.
JB Divay:Not nearly as much as it should.
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What a disappointing sad exercise in truly bad &boring "wanna be Exploitation"!, 14 February 2012
Author: Icons76 from Los Angeles, usa

Oh my! I'd like to know: Who finances these terrible movies? Who Does? When there's plenty of great directors and writers,out there, that even on the 'so called' Exploitation genre(if this is even an attempt to make an Exploitation film,since I'm not sure anymore!) could pull off some -at least- more stylistic, more erotic,more fun "guilty pleasure" type of pictures! And,who does not love to watch a real 'guilty pleasure' movie,once in a while,or even more than once a week?? But... This is just a waste! An offensive way of spending money to create virtually just, non Cinema, to damage Genre flicks' reputation, and ultimately to undress a bit morbidly, a few young actors, with broken dreams, and little talent, who try very hard not to feel sick in front of the camera. Why making such movies? And I'm a fun of cult stuff, of Horror,even of well done(and real) erotica,like certain great classic euro films from the 1960's/1970's! But this is just a misfire with no direction,and a true insult to whomever tries hard to make it in the industry. Don't ever think about renting it,even if you were a voyeur, these days,believe me, there's some excellent porn for any taste, which i give more credit for,than this ineptitude, for at least, being blunt, and deliver the thrills of what some people may enjoy watching,thinking to find it maybe more 'tastelessly produced and presented' in such productions. But,again,there's nothing here, just plain nothing. A true realm of Boredom! Maybe try to discover,instead, some new artsy erotic horror,because there's really a lot better in the Indy scene today, but not from Rapid Hearts or Regent,apparently,since,after checking their other titles,this project,which even does have the guts to say "inspired by the subliminal Edgar Allan Poe's novel", appears to be one of the better Titles available, according to other reviewers! Oh,well.. if this non movie, is what they have best to offer, maybe they should consider approaching a different business,quickly. Or, fire immediately who is in charge of making this type of choices over plots, and most of all,over directors/writers! Why would you keep giving a decent low budget to such abominable filmmaking? It is criminal. What a disappointment! What a cold,sad perception of cultural decadence,and lack of any sense or sensibility, you'd get by watching this one: Despair, that's actually, maybe,the best definition, to nail, exactly,how i felt while watching this,and even until its end,since i just wanted to be fair,and write what i was feeling with a clear mind,about these movies,that get made surprisingly so often,too often, and always, more and more awfully descending to a place of degradation. Please, Stop! And,people at Here or Logo Cable TV(showing often similar stuff): Please try to encourage movies, that do not make people feel ashamed of being gay, or of watching genre movies with a gay theme! The moral disservice and damage,done to their community, is huge, by showing, or even just endorsing such products! Sorry, i truly don't enjoy writing so badly about a film, I'd just like to see if they'd give a chance to much better stuff out there,so present at Festivals, or other events, that,sadly, does not even barely seen, by wider audiences.

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