2010
12.01

EP33: The Pit and the Pendulum

You are about to enter Hell. A world of torture and fire, betrayal and madness, Matt and Jason, darkness and fear… oh, it will be such punishment. And while you are bound to the slab, awaiting your eviscerating end, your handsome hosts shall comfort you with commentary on Roger Corman’s brilliant 1961 adaptation of The Pit and the Pendulum. As the blade swings and slowly descends, there will be just enough time for discussion on movie and director background, American International Pictures, Richard Matheson, preferred torture deaths, classic movie gals worth sleeping with, butt chins, drunken edits, and a number of other painful implements at the ready. When all of the blood stops flowing, M&J will then exit the dungeon and comment on their recent DVD viewings. We have you exactly as we want you!

The Bardavon | Roger Corman | Fact: Welding Is Dangerous | Return of the Return of the Return of the Fly | AIP Intro | Pit and the Pendulum – The Paperback | The Spanish Inquisition: Not Jew-Friendly | So Many Taboos… | Looks of Steele | RI-CO-LA! | Vincent Price Meets The Brady Boys | Shelley and Her Amazing Panties | Batman: 1966 | Vincent Price – The Collector’s Statue | Read the Original Tale! | Richard Matheson Wrote Some Stuff, Too | You Tarkin To Me?

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  1. The Last Laugh (Der letzte mann, 1924) was actually directed by F.W. Murnau, NOT Fritz Lang.

    I am stoopid.

    :(

  2. I’m with Arkoff on this one. Definitely the best of the “Poes” in my book.

    Price, I think is at his best here. I know some people think he goes a little over the top at the end, but I don’t think so in the least. The film needed a grand performance from Price to counter-balance the lush visuals. And then, of course, there’s Babs. Sweet, innocent, Babs…..

    • That makes three of us. Pit and Masque are always at the top of my list for AIP Poe.

      • If Masque had Babs instead of Hazel….

  3. Another great episode gentelman! Vincint Price and Barbara Steele …. Who could ask for more.
    Dig the movie reviews-Well done!
    Has anyone asked what the “subliminal message” is before you roll each film?

    Cheers-Rich

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