We had been all shocked when Stuart Gordon handed away earlier this 12 months on March 24th on the age of 72. The filmmaker is an icon of horror, and his 1991 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum (launched on today in 1991) is tragically underrated.
Starring fellow horror icon Lance Henricksen, Gordon’s The Pit within the Pendulum is a delirious, psychosexual fever dream set in the course of the Spanish Inquisition. Should you’ve by no means skilled this beautiful sleeper for your self, try the trailer and synopsis beneath.
Mad monk Torquemada (Lance Henriksen) desires a baker’s (Jonathan Fuller) spouse (Rona De Ricci) in his torture chamber for the Spanish Inquisition.
The Pope of the Catholic Church throughout the vast majority of the Spanish Inquisition was Pope Harmless VIII, who had initially appointed Torquemada because the Grand Inquisitor of Spain in 1487. In contrast to the movie, which portrays the Pope as disapproving of Torquemada’s actions, Harmless VIII totally supported the endeavor. (Supply)
Stuart Gordon had meant to movie this for a while with Peter O’Toole within the position of Torquemada, however the unique manufacturing was canceled. Sherilyn Fenn and Billy Dee Williams had been initially slated to star as nicely. (Supply)
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