Movies like The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: gothic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: spanish inquisition, inquisition, dungeon, witch, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, good versus evil, danger, woman in danger, heretic, crimes, heroes, mental illness, escapades, deadly, rivalry, perversion, torture chamber, sexuality, rape, thief, spider, devil, passion ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to The Pit and the Pendulum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and gothic films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, gory, blood and rivalry mostly in Horror, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pit and the Pendulum: The Horror Show (1989), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Scars of Dracula (1970), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), The Haunted Palace (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, insanity, buried alive, castle, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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100%
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, rivalry, zombie, supernatural ability, master criminal, deadly, danger, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: village, plague, satanism, murder, prince, revenge, satanic ritual, tragic villain, sacrifice, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Prince of Darkness casts his undead shadow once more over the cursed village of Kleinenberg when his ashes are splashed with bat's blood and Dracula is resurrected. And two innocent victims search for a missing loved one... loved to death ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, good versus evil, village, bite mark, castle, priest, coffin, supernatural ability, supernatural, dangerous attraction, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pinhead returns to terrorize computer hackers who have opened a virtual Lament Configuration on the website Hellworld.com.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, danger, curses spells and rituals, strong violent content, chaos, mind game, supernatural, deadly, losing-it hero, vengeance, supernatural ability, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the mall opens. What they don't realise is that Eric is living ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: shopping mall, burned alive, ghost, vengeance, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, danger, stalking, murder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.
Style: gothic, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: gothic horror, burned alive, ghost, monster, mutant, village, curse, mansion, murder, dungeon, supernatural ability, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Baron Blood (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, gothic ...
Plot: gothic horror, supernatural, ghost, hotel, murder, good versus evil, deadly, investigation, slasher, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ability, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 15th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Black Cat (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American photographer (Mimsy Farmer) and a Scotland Yard inspector (David Warbeck) suspect a man's (Patrick Magee) cat of murder.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, gothic, scary ...
Plot: black cat, investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, village, mind game, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, woman in danger, destiny, vampire, supernatural, afterlife, vengeance, good versus evil, strangulation, ghost, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Immortally Yours (2009)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coven of Sexy, modern Day vampires ravage the American Midwest with the thirst for blood, while a romantic twist puts the vampires at odds among themselves and with the murderous Illuminati that seek to gain their immortality.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vampire, murder, danger, couples, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural, deadly, small town, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 20K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, supernatural, demon, evil, pumpkin, slasher, death in the family, supernatural ability, crimes, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Dolls (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, doll, objects come to life, toys, youth, danger, couple relations, toy, toy maker, evil doll, stranded, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, scary, rough, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, greed, violence, rivalry, investigation, ghost, photographer, hallucination, cat, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: pittsburgh, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Daughter of Darkness (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing a young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her, she becomes drawn into a small Romanian underworld of brooding menace, darkness, torture ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, dream, supernatural romance, silly humor, deadly, supernatural ability, good versus evil, social misfits, imaginary, ghost, danger, secret agents ...
Time: middle ages, year 1989
Place: romania, hungary, bucharest, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Whilst vacationing in the Carpathian Mountain, two couples stumble across the remains of Count Dracula's castle. The Count's trusted servant kills one of the men, suspending the body over the Count's ashes so that the blood drips from ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, vampire, blood, woman in danger, good versus evil, crucifix, stalking, vengeance, zombie, supernatural, supernatural ability, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 821
Life Blood (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Forty years ago a supernatural force vanquished Brooke and Rhea, a sexy lipstick lesbian couple, after they committed an inconceivable murder. Now, on New Year's Eve, they'll rise from the dead. Still hot and still a couple, they're ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, deadly, clergy, crimes, supernatural, vampire, imaginary, danger, small town, tv show, good versus evil, television show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Prime Evil (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gothic, scary, cult film
Plot: satanism, church, prostitute, supernatural, plague, city life, urban, working undercover, gory, religions or cults, catastrophe, track down ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Church (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a large Gothic church above the cursed remains. It is now present day, and this elaborate cathedral still stands. But when its sealed crypt is ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: church, supernatural, demon, ghost, secret, massacre, gory, zombie, mysterious character, supernatural ability, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 70s
Place: germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Meridian (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Catherine Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes ...
Style: gothic, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: curse, ghost, castle, monster, woman in danger, supernatural, monster rape, human becoming an animal, mystery, destiny, fall in love, love triangle ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Final Conflict (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antichrist, devil, apocalypse, supernatural, demon, conspiracy, good versus evil, heroes, fox hunt, ambassador, gory, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Oblong Box (1969)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, danger, obsession, buried alive, supernatural, crimes, murder, brother brother relationship, disfigurement, curse, monster, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the thirteenth century, the region around the city of Berzano was ruled by a legion of Templar Knights, who sought eternal life through the ingestion of human blood. They terrorized the region by harvesting the land and committing human ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: zombie, medieval, evil, knight, deadly, stalking, escapades, chases and races, supernatural, rivalry, slasher, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 13th century
Place: europe, spain, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, monster, insanity, evil, mysterious place, revenge, ghost town, parallel world, suffering, sadism, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Headless Horseman (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven college kids take a shortcut on their way to a party and unfortunately end up in Wormwood – a "lost" town in the middle of nowhere. They find something strange and sinister happening there – bones and weird decorations line Main ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, survival, supernatural, danger, crimes, vengeance, serial killer, woman in danger, legends and myths, gory, deadly, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, siblings relations, murder, death, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, violence, buried alive, priest, cemetery, suicide, investigation, danger, rescue, psychic power, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, manhattan new york city, georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Curse of the Devil (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The great inquisitor Ireneus Daninsky has Countess Bathory burned alive and her female followers hanged. Before perishing in the flames the countess puts a curse on Daninsky and his descendants. Four centuries later, Waldemar Daninsky accidentally ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: rock, burned alive, werewolf, forest, curse, escaped killer, blind woman, gypsy, superstition, crazy, horse, love ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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