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 believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive!
|Title||The Pit and the Pendulum|
|Companies||Alta Vista Productions, American International Pictures|
|Countries||United States of America|
|Keywords||inquisition, spain, castle, supernatural, insanity, buried alive, flashback, gothic horror, secret door, madness, torturer, spanish inquisition, costume horror, pendelum, iron maiden, 14th century|