The Pit And The Pendulum
Composer: Edgar Allan Poe

The opening of The Pit And The Pendulum was read by Phil Lesh with appropriate background music from the band during the Halloween 2007 Phil Lesh & Friends show.

The Pit And The Pendulum was first published in 1842. An online version of the text of the story can be accessed on the Project Gutenberg site. A free audio version of the story can be downloaded from LibriVox.

There are a number of films based on the story. The best known probably being the Roger Corman version made in 1961 starring Vincent Price.

Selected recordings (CD/cassette)

no info Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Vol. 2, Basil Rathbone, 1960
no info Tales Of Horror By Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Lee, 1979
no info The Black Cat and the Pit and the Pendulum (Audio-cassette), 1993
no info Scary Stories: Frightening Tales for Halloween, Various Artists (Nelson Omsted), 1994
no info Halloween's Greatest Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Bill Roebuck and Hal Atkinson, 1994
no info Fall of House of Usher & Other Tales, William Roberts, 2003
no info Eric Woolfson's Poe: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 2003
no info Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook Collection 1: The Pit and the Pendulum/The Black Cat, 2007
no info The Master of the Macabre, Vincent Price, 2008

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