The Pit and the Pendulum 1991
Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, determines to punish Maria with torture for the desire she inflames in him. Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic short story.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Actors: Barbara Bocci, Benito Stefanelli, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, Mark Margolis, Rona De Ricci, Stephen Lee, Tom Towles, William J. Norris