The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Betrayal cuts both ways!

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1961-08-12
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 195 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Alta Vista Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!

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Directing Roger Corman Director
Production Roger Corman Producer
Camera Floyd Crosby Director of Photography
Writing Richard Matheson Screenplay
Sound Roy Meadows Sound Recordist
Art Harry Reif Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ted Coodley Makeup Artist
Production Samuel Z. Arkoff Executive Producer
Art Daniel Haller Production Design
Art Daniel Haller Art Direction
Editing Anthony Carras Editor
Writing Edgar Allan Poe Story
Sound Eve Newman Music Editor
Production James H. Nicholson Executive Producer
Sound Les Baxter Original Music Composer
Production Bartlett Carré Production Manager
Crew Pat Dinga Special Effects
Visual Effects Ray Mercer Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie Corso Costume Design
Sound Kay Rose Sound Editor
Directing Paul Rapp Second Unit Director
Directing Jack Bohrer Assistant Director
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Matte Painter
Art Ross Hahn Construction Coordinator
Camera Frank Tanner Still Photographer
Art Richard M. Rubin Property Master
Directing Betty Crosby Script Supervisor
Sound Al Simms Music Coordinator
Production Robert Agnew Unit Manager
Crew Tom Matsumoto Scenic Artist
Production Jack W. Cash Production Assistant