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The Dead Pit (1989)

R | | Horror | 29 January 1990 (USA)
A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Slate ... Dr. Gerald Swan
Cheryl Lawson Cheryl Lawson ... Jane Doe
Stephen Gregory Foster Stephen Gregory Foster ... Christian Meyers (as Steffen Gregory Foster)
Danny Gochnauer Danny Gochnauer ... Dr. Colin Ramzi
Geha Getz Geha Getz ... Sister Clair
Joan Bechtel Joan Bechtel ... Nurse Kygar
Michael Jacobs Michael Jacobs ... Bud Higgins
Mara Everett Mara Everett ... Nurse Robbins
Randall Fontana Randall Fontana ... Orderly Jimmy
Jack A. Sunseri Jack A. Sunseri ... Head Orderly Jensen (as Jack Sunseri)
Frederick Dodge Frederick Dodge ... First Patient
Nettie Heffner Nettie Heffner ... Night Nurse
Luana Speelman Luana Speelman ... Day Nurse
Scott Malpass Scott Malpass ... Orderly #1
Skyy Diaz Skyy Diaz ... Orderly #2
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Storyline

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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They're out. (US VHS) See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pit See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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| (uncut)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The recreational room where Jane meets Chris is the exact same location Green Day shot their music video for 'Basket Case'. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic visible on left side of frame in wide screen version during earthquake sequence when camera tilts down from ceiling into hallway. See more »

Quotes

Jane Doe: The people in the cellar need help! Let them out!
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Alternate Versions

The U.S. release was trimmed of some gore to obtain an "R" rating. See more »

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Featured in The Dead Pit: Interview with Brett Leonard (2008) See more »

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dark, depressing, creepy, gory fun!
3 April 1999 | by WOODY1QSee all my reviews

This is the darkest, gloomiest zombie flick I have ever seen. From beginning to end, just totally creepy. It's like a beautiful nightmare. The main character in the movie, Jane Doe, is played by Cheryl Lawson, and I think she does an excellent job of overdramatic, but not bad, acting. Especially when she freaks out or is being hypnotized by the doctor. Not a whole lot of gore, but a lot of really cool looking zombies out for brains. Basically, a hopelessly zoned out woman is stalked by an undead doctor at a mental institution. Very creeped out music. I love this movie so much, I gave it a 10(excellent). The box for the movie has a zombie on the cover with little light bulbs for his eyes. When you press a button, the eyes start blinking! Way over the top movie. The only other zombie movie better than this, that I have seen so far, is DEAD ALIVE. See this movie ASAP!


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