The Pit [DVD] [1981]

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  • Release Date: 10/18/2016
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Paul Corupe of and film historian Jason Pichonsky
  • Interview with composer Victor Davies
  • Interview with screenwriter Ian A. Stuart
  • Interview with star Jeannie Elias
  • Interview with star Sammy Snyders
  • Trailer gallery


The Pit
Jamie Benjamin (Sammy Snyders) has a problem... He's 12 years old, horny as hell, and has a Teddy Bear that he telepathically talks to. Yeah, he's a little freaky, but not too bad of a kid -- that is, unless you piss him off... Then it's off to THE PIT! Yep, you got it, Jamie also has a tendency to throw people down into a deep, cavernous hole in a nearby forest that's inhabited by a bunch of hungry and hairy prehistoric Trogs (Sadly, not the band -- The Troggs!). It's hard being an over-sexed misunderstood kid in a midwestern town, but somehow Jamie gets by just fine. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Sammy Snyders - Jamie Benjamin
  • Jeannie Elias
    Jeannie Elias - Sandra
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    Laura Hollingsworth - Marg Livingstone
  • Sonja Smits
    Sonja Smits - Mrs. Lynde
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    Laura Press - Mrs. Benjamin

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overlooked horror gem!

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    Not many are familiar with this Canadian production (most of which was shot in Beaver Dam Wisconsin) but now that it is on Blu-Ray hopefully it will reach a wider audience. A troubled boy confuses his budding sexuality with weird 'troll' like creatures that live in the titular 'pit.' Are they for real or is it all in his head (considering his teddy bear speaks to him!?!)? Also watch out for a slam, bang ending! An absolute gem this disc has a wealth of extras including a great interview with Sammy Synders who talks about his role in the film (acting as a youngster).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    From a Former Horror~Hound of the 1980's!!....

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    I used to enjoy watching this movie via ~gorgeous VHS transfer~ /rental, as a child during the 1980's. Next to the live-action movie version of the Swamp Thing, the Troglodytes were an impressive design for the time period of which the movie was availed(movies such as 'From a Whisper to a Scream' Starring Vincent Price, were also one of those extremely macabre and dark disturbing horror movies to have been released in select theaters as well!!). The basic plot and creature design would make for an excellent James Wan/Eli Roth re-imagining in modern cinema form. Albeit, I can only fathom just how AWESOME a modern take on the Troglodytes would be.... perhaps even a Guillermo Del Toro take on a neo-The~Pit would also suffice, on account of Del Toro's extensive usage of sculpted physical creature FX designs and animatronics via his former directorial endeavors. The~Pit, with a bit of story alteration, is a prime candidate for a modern retelling! Because.... Teddy says SO! ~RaptorLEE~

    I would recommend this to a friend

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