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The Pit And The Pendulum With Roger Corman

The Pit And The Pendulum With Roger Corman

The Pit And The Pendulum With Roger Corman

1961 / 80min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROGER CORMAN

CAST: VINCENT PRICE, BARBARA STEELE, JOHN KERR, LUANA ANDERS

Introduction and Q&A with Roger Corman, moderated by film critic Joe Neumaier, on Thursday, May 3rd at the 9:30pm screening.

The second of American International Pictures’ wildly successful Edgar Allan Poe adaptations lays its scene in 16th century Spain, where an imperious Vincent Price knows more than he lets on about the mysterious recent death of his wife. I Am Legend author Richard Matheson’s script shrewdly builds out from Poe’s short story, while Corman’s embellishments on the already corkscrew-twisty plot would come to exercise a definite influence on later Italian giallo. Preceded by a trailer show including Death Race 2000, Jackson County Jail, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and Suburbia.

The Pit and the Pendulum is screening as part of The Academy At Metrograph series.