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In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for its evil. Under the direction of Torquemada (LANCE HENRIKSEN - “Aliens”, “Pumpkinhead”, “Millennium” ) the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker’s wife, Maria (RONA DE RICCI) is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the inquisition and the Cardinal (OLIVER REED – “Gladiator” , “Three Musketeers”). Torquemada is enchanted by Maria’s beauty and subjects her and her husband Antonio (JONATHAN FULLER – “Castle Freak” ) to heinous tortures hoping to prove that his own desires for her are a result of her magic, and that she has “bewitched him”. With the help of Esmerelda, Maria’s cellmate and confessed witch, Maria must find the power to save her husband Antonio from Torquemada’s ultimate machine of torture: the inevitable, razor sharp PENDULUM poised over the inescapable PIT of hell.
FULL MOON ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
A STUART GORDON FILM “THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM”
STARRING LANCE HENRIKSEN, RONA DE RICCI, JONATHAN FULLER,
JEFFREY COMBS, TOM TOWELS, STEPHEN LEE, FRANCES BAY,
AND OLIVER REED AS THE CARDINAL ART DIRECTOR GIOVANNI NATALUCCI
ADAPTED FROM THE SHORT STORY BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
WRITTEN BY DENNIS PAOLI DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ADOLFO BARTOLI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHARLES BAND
PRODUCED BY ALBERT BAND DIRECTED BY STUART GORDON