IMDb > The Pit and the Pendulum (2009)

The Pit and the Pendulum (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
2.9/10   315 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Simon Savory (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Pit and the Pendulum on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
24 April 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
I can't believe it's not garbage... Oh! wait... It is... See more (9 total) »

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum" - USA (complete title)
See more »
Runtime:
USA:86 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Quotes:
JB Divay:The pendulum represents all that is sacred in life. The rising and setting of the sun, the motion of the waves, the push and pull of tides, all the forces that are beyond our control. It's pure metronomy. We even have our own clocks. The pendulum deep inside, counting down each second until the day we die. Until we enter the pit of eternal damnation.
Jason:Obsessing with time like that isn't healthy. It can make you go crazy.
JB Divay:You don't know the half of it.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References House of Usher (2008)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Pit and the Pendulum (2009)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World House of Usher Nowhere Fellini Satyricon Milk
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.