#15: Roger Corman’s The Pit and the Pendulum

One of the better entries in Corman’s Poe cycle

Initial release: 1961
Director: Roger Corman

Hot on the heels of the critical success of House of Usher, Roger Corman’s next project was to continue with Poe as a theme for his films, starting a film cycle that ran for about five years and, depending on how strict you are about the Poe connection, encompassing anywhere from seven to nine films. He would launch this “cinematic universe” with a loose adaptation of The Pit and the Pendulum. And when I say loose, I mean… well, you know… it’s Corman.




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june gloom

Media critic, retired streamer, furry. I love you. [she/they]