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The Dead Pit
The Dead Pit
Actors: Cheryl Lawson, Jeremy Slate
Director: Brett Leonard
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2008     1hr 41min

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Actors: Cheryl Lawson, Jeremy Slate
Director: Brett Leonard
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Studio: Code Red/Navarre Corporation
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Creative Horror Film.............
A. Salgado | San Diego | 08/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree with one of the reviews this is a dark creppy nightmarish film,ignore the negative reviews and watch it for yourself.the gore was great,and the plot fast and scary beleieve me i am a collector of ever horror movie you can imagine and i do not scare easily but this movie was eerie.I am not going to write a complete essay on this but people need to stop comparing this to dawn of of the dead or george romero this movie is a totally diffrent ball game. overall this horror movie rocks. P.S. People who like Up to date horror,and digital graphics horror will not like this film,but people who appreciate dr. Giggles,and evil-ed and creative horror will like this. That what i love of about old horror is art is about creativity,and experiment,unlike the stupid movies now. Enjoy..................."
The dull pit
M. Ryan Fairbanks | Cleveland, Ohio | 12/01/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Dead Pit is another forgotten micro-budget zombie movie that doesn't offer much new or make any attempt to stand out. That's not to say every zombie movie should attempt to re-invent the genre, but The Dead Pit barely even pulls off the typical conventions adaquetely.

It seems that a mental ward physician has been experimenting with the dead bodies of his patients, that is until a colleague gets fed up and kills him, leaving his body sealed within the titular "dead pit" along with his victims. Flash forward twenty years later, an earthquake has managed to free the reanimated zombie doctor who then wreaks havoc upon the nut house once again, with his army of living cadavers in tow.

Largely by-the-numbers b-movie fare that occassionally catches your eye with some decent gore effects and some cool atmospheric lighting. Apart from those sparse moments, Dead Pit is quite dull and far too lengthy for what it is. Truthfully, even the most unconditional low budget horror lover will probably have a hard time finding much to enjoy here. Recommended only for genre completists, for anyone else, be warned that The Dead Pit probably isn't diamond in the rough you're hoping for."