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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meep Pic Of The Week: The Pit (1981)

The Pit
From Amulet & New World Pictures
Original Theatrical Release Date: October 23rd, 1981
DVD Release: Yes

A young boy. A Teddy bear. A hole in the ground filled with Trogs. THE PIT is not your everyday horror picture. Spiked with a macabre sense of humor, Canadian locales and plenty of weird, this picture easily sets itself apart from anything of the time. You'll wonder what planet the filmmakers were from, and question your sanity after you find yourself thoroughly enjoying this unique motion picture experience which features the second best scene of all time featuring an elderly woman in a wheelchair being pushed to her doom (the first being Kiss Of Death from 1947, of course)

A prime glimpse into this picture's development of abnormality can be found courtesy of IMDB's Trivia...

The director's wife refused to let him shoot the nude scenes, so the screenwriter shot them instead. The only shot involving nudity that the director was allowed to film was the "skinny dipping" scene and only because the actress was his daughter.

The Embassy VHS Cover:

1 comment:

Al Bruno III said...

One of the craziest films I own...

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