‘The Dead Pit‘ is a US horror film and is also the directorial debut of Brett Leonard.
A rogue doctor who was conducting gruesome experiments is shot dead and is buried along with his abominations in the basement of an abandoned mental hospital. Twenty years later the hospital is re-opened and is being used again as a medical facility. A patient arrives with a severe case of amnesia and at the same time an earthquake its the facility and the seal of the ‘Dead Pit’ is broken and the Doctor and his army of zombies rise from the dead to kill again.
The film is notable for its gruesome scenes and doesn’t shy away from blood and gore. It received average reviews when it was first released, but over the years it has gained a loyal following and has become a bit of a cult favorite amongst some horror fans.
The Dead Pit posters:
‘The Dead Pit‘ was released under the name ‘Re-Animator Hospital‘ in France, and even employs a similar font used on the posters for the cult film ‘Re-Animator‘ (which was released a few years before ‘The Dead Pit‘) on the cover.
Watch the trailer for ‘The Dead Pit’ below: