- October 16, 2022
- 2 p.m.
- Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
USA | 1991 | 35mm | 97 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Oliver Reed, Mark Margolis
In this violent and visually striking variation on Edgar Allan Poe’s story, set in 1492, Torquemada (Henriksen), Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition, is tormented by his attraction to a baker’s wife accused of being a witch. “Strong, well-researched script (by Dennis Paoli) owes little to Poe, but is vividly realized by Gordon.