Sunday, February 19, 2012
THE PIT (1981)
I can't help but feel like this movie would have been at least slightly better if they had just changed some of the music in it. The first half of the movie is fine up until people start getting getting killed. Then we get this jaunty melody played while people are either tossed into or tricked into falling into a huge hole in the ground and eaten by yellow-eyed hairy monsters. The fact that no one seems to notice this giant crater in the earth is also pretty fucking stupid. Besides this though there are a lot of good things to recommend this movie for. The weird little pervy kid who talks to his teddy bear and peeps at neighbors tits is the main draw and luckily this had been made early enough in the 80's that stupid formulaic comedy disguised as horror garbage like CRITTERS hadn't quite become the norm yet. While this is hardly the camp classic that trendy 80's obsessed VHS nerds make it out to be it's still OK for some cheap laughs and a dumb bizarre plot and would probably make a good double feature with something like GHOULIES.