The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum Trailers

Original title The Pit and the Pendulum
Category Horror
UK Release Date
Production year 1991
Production Country
Directors Stuart Gordon
Cast Lance Henriksen, Mark Margolis, Stephen Lee, Benito Stefanelli, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles, Oliver Reed, Frances Bay, William J. Norris, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Barbara Bocci, Rona De Ricci, Jonathan Fuller, Larry Dolgin, Fabio Carfora


Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, determines to punish Maria with torture for the desire she inflames in him. Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic short story.