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Director:
Writers:
Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Simon Savory (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 April 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Quotes:
JB Divay:[to Trevor and Vinnie] All right, boys - strip. You're going to wrestle.See more »
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References House of Usher (2008)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An slap in the face of Poe!, 18 May 2010
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Alright, well I will start out with the bad things about this movie. First, it is hardly more than a sleazefest. There is way too much unnecessary nudity and homosexuality. Don't get me wrong, I got nothing against gays and lesbians, but the excessive images of guys kissing guys and girls kissing girls, is just too much in this movie! It totally brings the movie down to a sleazy level. It is just one notch over a softcore porn movie! The good things in the movie would definitely be the music. The score for this movie is quite nice, and works well throughout the entire movie. Also, the set and scenery is quite nice, especially the constant ticking of clocks throughout the movie.

As for the cast, well that was adequate as well, and most of them actually performed alright, although the dialogue was not always the best kind of dialogue for such a movie.

Now, I think this movie should not have any association with Edgar Allan Poe's classic work of horror. I am sure that he is turning over as this movie is being played. There is little part of this movie that bears any resemblance to Poe's work.

As for a horror movie, this is not scary at all. There are no thrills or scares in the movie. So I am not recommending this particularly, unless you got an hour and a half that you just have to kill with nothing better to do. Sure there are worse movies out there, but "The Pit and the Pendulum" falls to the ground in several areas.

Sure, the aspect of psychological terror and thrills shine through the movie, but they are hardly keeping the movie afloat. I was sorely disappointed with this movie. But now I have seen it, and can honestly say that this is a movie that I will not put into my DVD player again.

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