|Title||:||the pit and the pendulum|
|Plot||:||+ "The Pit and The Pendulum". Sponsored by: Kent, Pontiac, Ex-Lax, Heinz Soup (classical LP premium). A well-done adaption of the classic. The story was previously produced on "Suspense" on January 12, 1943 and on November 28, 1947. The story was subsequently produced on "Suspense" on June 7, 1959. + In a niche all his own apart from other great tellers of tales of terror stands the moody dark and devious genius Edgar Allan Poe. Obscure and ambiguous periods of his prose are not for the casual reader no more than for the casual listener. But for sheer suspense compounded of horror piled upon horror literature offers nothing more awful than The Pit and the Pendulum. The terror of the black pit would have sufficed a lesser imagination but to this, the macabre intellect of Poe, added the inescapable doom of the razor sharp pendulum and then piled on the rats and the moving walls of red hot iron until the edge of the unbearable is reached… Produced and directed by: William N Robson Author: Edgar Allan Poe Adapted for Suspense by John Dixon Carr|
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