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'Betrayal cuts both ways!'

Advantages: Enjoyable romp, Vincent Price is great
Disadvantages: Not really scary or horrible

A review of the MGM DVD, available for about £3 from amazon. It has perfectly acceptable picture quality and no extras whatsoever. The Pit and the Pendulum was Roger Corman’s second Edgar Allan Poe movie for American International Pictures. Corman, som ...

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More Hammy Than Rotastak!

Advantages: Great sets, atmospheric, well-paced
Disadvantages: Some dodgy over-acting!

Film's Title – The Pit and the Pendulum Year of Release – 1961 Director – Roger Corman Stars of the Film – Vincent Price, Barbara Steele UK rating - 12 FILM REVIEW I love old horror films and being a fan of Vincent Price as well as the genre, ...

KarenUK 21.04.2010 · Read full review
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"You are about to enter hell"

Advantages: Good, hammy fun. Vincent Price!
Disadvantages: Difficult to buy in high street shops

Not to be confused with the 1990 film of the same name, this film from 1961 is set in 16th Century Spain and is loosely based on the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name. In the book, which is a short story, a man is being tortured and is waiting to ...

Mel27 23.07.2005 · Read full review
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Crook-back and drag-foot

Advantages: Decent acting, decent production values
Disadvantages: Feels like it should have been much better

A film-only review. A region 2 DVD was released fairly recently, and currently costs £6.50 on amazon. I’ve made do with an old VHS copy, though. This is often described as a horror film, although it’s really a historical epic with a few horror bits. Un ...

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Oldies, but goodies.

Advantages: 3 reminders that films can stand alone, without modern special effects.
Disadvantages: Viewers might miss seeing in colour and hearing in stereo.

Three classic horrors of the silver screen. It says it on the box, and that is exactly what they are - three classic horrors. The Ghoul is the oldest. It was made in1933. A Bucket of Blood was made in 1960, with House on Haunted Hill debuting two years ...

Scal 08.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of 3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 2 - A Bucket Of Blood / House On Haunted Hill / The Ghoul (DVD)

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