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|The Pit and the Pendulum|
A bizarre descent into Hell from the creator of Re-animator.
|Title||The Pit and the Pendulum|
|Directed by||Stuart Gordon|
|Written by||Dennis Paoli|
|Produced by||Albert Band; Charles Band; Michael Catalano|
|Music by||Richard Band|
|Edited by||Andy Horvitch|
|Distributed by|| Empire Pictures|
Full Moon Entertainment
|Release date(s)||June 27th, 1991|
|Running time||97 min.|
|Gross revenue||$3,331 (US)|
|William J. Norris||Doctor Huesos|
|Carolyn Purdy-Gordon||Contessa D'Alba Molina|
|Barbara Bocci||Contessa's son|
|Tom Towles||Don Carlos|
|Rona De Ricci||Maria|
|Larry Dolgin||Sergeant of the guards|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe.
- Premiered at the American Film Market in March, 1991 and at WorldFest in Houston, Texas in April, 1991.
- Opened to limited theatrical engagement (1 screen) in the United States on May 31st, 1991. It opened to wider release on June 27th, 1991.
- Production on The Pit and the Pendulum began on September 17th, 1990. Principal filming concluded on October 12th, 1990.
- Stuart Gordon had intended to film this for some time with Peter O'Toole in the role of Torquemada, but the original production was canceled.
- Actor Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars fame was originally slated to play a character named Abdul.
- Actress Sherilyn Fenn was originally slated to play Maria, but the part went to Rona De Ricci.