FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Oct 23, 2006

Day 21- It's trog, it's trog...

Whilst formulating my thoughts on today's treasure chest full of B-movie gold, The Pit (1981), I was checking out the film's entry on imdb to see what else the cast and crew have gotten up to. I came upon this comment, which sums up The Pit better than I could have and will therefore save me alot of time and energy:
I don't know if it's the greatest horror film ever, but it's definitely the greatest horror film in which a 12-year-old pervert is encouraged by his possessed teddy bear to push all his various enemies into a pit full of hungry troglodytes. 
 That is so, so true. That's the absolute most perfect summary, to which I can only add three things:

1) I loved this schlockfest!

2) I learned an awesome new insult I'm going to use as often as I possibly can : "Well, if it isn't Clumsy-Stupid!"

3) Here is, in my humble opinion, the greatest sequence in the film:



Is it wrong of me to have been laughing and filled with glee during a sequence wherein a sociopathic 12-year-old pushes a wheelchair-bound, blind, elderly woman into a hole in the woods where these creatures are waiting for her below?

That's weird, right? Like there's something wrong with me? Well, no matter...'cause if loving The Pit is wrong, then baby...I don't wanna be right. I give it 8.25 out of 10 go hug your grammas.

8 comments:

Amanda By Night said...

Best. Movie. Ever.

No, for realz, this movie RAWKS. And it RAWKS hard. I love Jamie and wish I could babysit for him sometime.

I love everything that is Sammy Snyders!

Amanda By Night

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

I saw this! It totally plays like somebody had three different movie scripts and just pasted together the best scenes from each without giving a moment's thought to whether or not any of it made a lick of sense. But the flick does manage to have a perfect ending.

Amanda By Night said...

Isn't there a part where the little girl calls Jamie a "Funny Person"?

brian said...

When I saw the title of your review, I thought you were gonna talk about TROG... the awesome rogue caveman flick featuring an inebriated Joan Crawford as an anthropologist of all things. I'll have to check this one out though... sounds tre cool.

Stacie Ponder said...

Chadwick, you're totally right. This movie had a...third act? Fourth act? That was kinda out of left field, and then...just when I thought it was over, there was more.

Amanda- yeah, Abrigail (that's no typo, just a terrible name) calls Jamie "funny person", which is great. She eventually evolves to "clumsy-stupid", which is even better. She totally deserved to be thrown in the pit!

Brian- Trog is awesome, if only for the Joan Collins-ness. I should have B-Monster Week or something...

John Barleycorn said...

Wow. That sequence alone makes me want to see it. Or at least say I want to see it, and then never see it.

Al K. Haul aka the2ndsuitor said...

"clumsey-stupid" is a good one.
i like "jerk-ass," & "ass-butt" from the simpsons. an insult out of 2 pre-existing insults is a fine art, when done properly. if done improperly, you can look like a jerk-ass.

meep said...

Hilarity! The Pit is a golden honey pot of pleasure for meep. Love it. Love it. Love it.