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  1. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Poe's slow-mounting doom is usurped here by Matheson's too patient and overly talky script. Mood and atmosphere can work in film for burgeoning despair, but here, the problem is shown that in fiction we must imagine it through a poetic flow of words, but in the visual medium of cinema we see it immediately, so a film should grip one with its story a bit quicker. Here, the lack of suspense and tension is not engaging.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Un jeune homme se rend en Espagne pour élucider les circonstances de la mort de sa soeur, devenue châtelaine. Son fantôme semble hanter le vieux et lugubre manoir. Une nouvelle adaptation de Poe ! www.cinefiches.com

  3. SpacePirate's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Not a huge Corman fan, this film is carried more by Vincent Prices performance than anything. A solid Poe adaptation, and one of the better low budget horrors of the 60s. Solid 4 stars

  4. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    "Just because Corman is incapable, which he is, of making a Bergman film, it's unfortunate that that didn't happen." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-84-edgar-allan-poe-adaptations.html

  5. paxy's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    https://cinepaxy.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/il-pozzo-e-il-pendolo/

  6. Log Lady's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    There's nothing like watching Vincent Price go crazy.

  7. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Corman en otra adaptación sobre proles malditas, casas que hacen remenbranza del pasado, los fantasmas que acosan y que terminan invitando a la locura. "El pozo y el péndulo" tiene el gran Vincent Price haciendo, en primera, al hombre que aflora misterio y, luego, va cediendo a sus miedos. Un filme sobre el pasado que se repite. Como en "El hundimiento de la casa Usher" lo cíclico es prueba de la maldición inevitable

  8. Michael E. Wilson's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Nobody climbs out of a coffin like Barbara Steele!!

  9. This is Jake Kath's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Surprisingly well executed. The screenwriting did a pretty good job of adapting the source material into a cohesive movie. As Vincent Price states in the intro, poe gave a wonderful third act. The filmmakers had to provide the other two. Even though the suspense isn't fully realized, there is still enough tension to stay engaged. But the real reason to watch, is for Vincent Price. He's such a rock star in this!

  10. Martin Sichetti's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Nothing like a Corman's movie a sunday afternoon... I'm in love with Vincent Price, by the way.

  11. ΞRIC B∆D TASTΞ's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    wow... what a thrilling, puzzling & atmospheric movie..!

  12. MarcH's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Great build up to the famous final reel. That slow motion shot of the pendulum just starting to swing...thats when the fun B movie turns into something else altogether.

  13. L. Nolan's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    One of the most intriguing and atmospheric opening credit sequences I've ever seen.

  14. Spencer Draper's rating of the film Pit and the Pendulum

    Betters everything from House of Usher, so you don't get the feeling that you are watching the same film.