RARE Horror and Science Fiction Thrillers
"The Pit" is a 1981 Canadian-American horror drama about an odd 12 year old boy named "Jamie" whom is picked on at school, has a obessesion with women including nude ones, he has a collection of reptiles and his only buddy is a teddy bear that speaks to him telepathically. He is also the only one who knows about a hole in the forest that contains prehistoric hairy monsters called " Trologs" that only feed on flesh, he is a friend to the creatures but doesn't have enough money on buying more meat for them, Teddy does tell him to feed them only the bad people that tormented him yet he does as people are mysteriously disappearing and the Tralalogs are getting out to feast on people. It's a strange David Lynch-like thriller with morals, interesting ideas, cool monsters, a demonic teddy bear and it's a great underrated revenge movie in the vein of " The Shining" and 1978's "Magic".
Then secondly " Hellgate" which is not bad actually but an enjoyable low-budget supernatural horror romp about an old ghost town inhabited by a evil spirits and zombies including a beautiful young lady that lures traveling males to the town only to suffer death. It does have some cool zombies, Dead Heat( 1988) style zombie animals, explosions, and nudity abound.
Actors: Richard Alden, Cindy Auten, John Auten, Edith Bedker, Jeannie Elias
Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
Run Time: 187 minutes