Having learned of the sudden death of his sister Elizabeth (Barbara Steele), Francis Barnard (John Kerr) sets out to the castle of his brother-in-law, Nicholas Medina (Vincent Price), to uncover the cause of her untimely demise. A distraught, grief-stricken Nicholas can offer only the vaguest explanations as to Elizabeth's death - at first citing "something in her blood", but later asserting that she quite literally "died of fright". What sort of unspeakable horrors are buried within the walls of this castle that could cause one's heart to stop so? With Francis determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, the terrible truth will not stay buried for long.
Audio Commentary with Director and Producer Roger Corman
Audio Commentary by Critic Tim Lucas
Behind the Swinging Blade: A new documentary on the making of The Pit and the Pendulum featuring Roger Corman, star Barbara Steele, Vincent Price's daughter Victoria Price and more!
Added TV Sequence-Shot in 1968 to pad out the film for the longer TV time slot, this scene features star Luana Anders
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe with Vincent Price (52 mins): Price reads a selection of Poe's classic stories before a live audience, including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum (with optional SDH subtitles)
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