The Pit and the Pendulum (1961 film)

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The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 film about a man who travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death.

Directed by Roger Corman. Written by Richard Matheson, based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
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Don Nicholas Medina: The atmosphere is heavy in here. [opens the curtains in Elizabeth's room]
Francis: Why have you brought me here?
Don Nicholas Medina: It is her room, sir. I've had it kept exactly as she left it.

Doctor Leon: [after Nicholas has fallen down the stairs and appears to have died] I told you to wait.
Elizabeth: I couldn't. [she and Dr. Leon kiss] What about my brother?
Doctor Leon: He's supposed to leave in the morning , but now... why couldn't you wait one more day?
Elizabeth: I've waited too long already. [goes down to where Nicholas is laying] And now, my dear Nicholas, I have you exactly as I want you - helpless.
Doctor Leon: Elizabeth, there is no time for this.
Elizabeth: I've waited an eternity for this moment. There has to be time. Is it not ironical, my dear husband, your wife an adultress, your mother an adultress, your uncle an adulterer, your closest friend an adulterer - do you not find that amusing, dear Nicholas?
Doctor Leon: Elizabeth.


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  • The Greatest Terror Tale Ever Told!
  • Edgar Allan Poe's diabolic classic
  • She was enslaved by evil in a terror haunted castle.
  • Betrayal cuts both ways!


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