Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Dead Pit (1989)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: Drop In Anytime
Directed by: Brett Leonard
Written by: Gimel Everett, Brett Leonard
Actors include: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster
Genre: Horror
Length: 102 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This does have some things going for it but there are some major issues as well. See firstly it's overly long and it takes over an hour to get to what actually happens (seriously). We meet a woman who claims someone purposely stole her memory who winds up in an asylum. The crazies in the asylum seem quite disturbed (and obnoxious) but when she sees the demented surgeon next door who "stole her memories" things get even worse. See the surgeon was in trouble for unethically carving up the crazies and throwing them in a pit many years before and now he's after her. Oh and did I mention that the dead bodies come back as zombies? Clearly the director of this film has watched "Dawn Of The Dead", "A Nightmare On Elm Street" and many Stuart Gordon films, but unfortunately the lack of budget and atrocious dialog makes this less than fantastic. It also desperately needed to condense! Still they tried and they do throw in some nice gore and some zombies and a demented doctor, you could definitely do worse than this one!

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