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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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Did You Know?

Trevor:It hurts to be beautiful.
JB Divay:Not nearly as much as it should.
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References House of Usher (2008)See more »


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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
I can't believe it's not garbage... Oh! wait... It is..., 3 March 2010
Author: radam186 from United States

This is one of the worst "things" I've seen for ages. I call it a "thing" because it is not a film or movie, but unfortunately it does exist so it gets credit for existing.

I loved reading Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum, and hated torturing my poor eyes on this monstrosity. It has nothing to do with Poe's story. It doesn't even seem like they read the cliff notes before mashing there ill informed hands down on the keyboard. I wouldn't have much issue with it if it was titled something like The Spooky Homo-erotic Mansion Mystery or David Decoteau's Middle School Video Class Project, in the later case I'd give little David a grade of C for getting it done, but points must be taken off for being ever so boring and poorly acted, directed, written, shot, edited, scored and any other aspect you could think of.

This "thing" even falls short of late night soft core porn. It's not the funny kind of bad, it just is bad. If you like naked dudes touching and stuff... you might get it, but probably not. This is a movie made for nobody except for the people in it to try to please their parents by showing them art school wasn't a waste of money. It was... Failed

Don't watch it, burn it! Helen Keller would cover her eyes and ears if subjected to this horrid "thing". Booo! Boooooooooo!

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