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Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Simon Savory (screenplay)
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Release Date:
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:

Josephine Leah ... Margaret

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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USA:86 min
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JB Divay:[to Trevor and Vinnie] All right, boys - strip. You're going to wrestle.See more »
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References Lady Frankenstein (1971)See more »


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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The pits..., 13 March 2010
Author: Tony Bush from United Kingdom

Firstly, this has nothing whatsoever to do with Edgar Allan Poe or even the fabulously lurid and artistically hip Roger Corman flick from the early sixties.

Secondly, those expecting soft-core porn will be singularly disappointed. It's horribly coy and non-explicit and utterly redundant in it's puerile representations of homo-eroticism, lesbianism and sexual sado-masochism. Imagine those elements transplanted into an episode of the original Scooby Doo cartoon series and that just about illustrates the mentality.

Thirdly, if imagining a half-decent psychological-thriller, it fails on all counts. Nil psychology, zero thrills, null tension, zip suspense and nada logic.

If, however, you are on the lookout for something that is a dull, boring, atrociously acted, abysmally scripted piece of pointless junk, with no gore, no wit, no fun, no dynamic and lots of superimposed visual images of clocks and audio ticking, chiming and heartbeats on the soundtrack that will absolutely decimate your will to live, then this is the ideal ticket.

For a film to not even manage to tap the very outer reaches of the concept of exploitation cinema in order to generate the merest iota of entertainment value is some remarkable feat. And this film achieves that dubious honour. There is nothing to redeem it. Avoid.

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