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The Pit and the Pendulum

Released 1961
Distributor AIP

Probably the best known of the AIP Corman/Poe series, circa 1961. Writer Richard Matheson had to concoct an almost entirely new story incorporating Poe’s central situation. The great Paul Frees narrates the trailer.

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About Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert,  a member of the Music Video Hall of Fame, first made her mark directing groundbreaking music videos for Madonna and Talking Heads, as well as the Stephen King adaptations, Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary II. Her feature film credits include SiestaGrand IsleThe In CrowdUrban Legends:  Bloody Mary and the documentary 14 Women.  She ventured into the new media arena with the VOD/webisode series titled The Dark Path Chronicles which premiered on FEARnet in 2008.  (See  Her TV directing work ranges from the Syfy movie, Mega Python vs. Gataroid, to Return to Halloweentown for ABC Family and the reality series On the Road in America.