"The Pit and The Pendulm", a comparison to the book and movie

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The movie "The pit and the Pendulum" was nothing at all like the book. The

movie started out as a man walked along the ocean to enter a huge castle. His sister had

moved there when she married Dom Madena, but now she was dead. The castle was used

to torture Catholics during the Inquisition. Dom Madena believes that the castle has an

atmosphere of torture thick with death, and that led to the death of his sister. The doctor

said she died of fright. They buried her in a tomb below the castle.

As child Dom Madena saw his father torture and kill his father's brother and his

own wife. He accused them of adultery. His father didn't torture his mother to death, he

buried her alive. Dom Madena thought that he buried his wife alive. Then one night

someone was playing the harpsichord just like his wife did.

Another time a servant heard

his wife whispering to her. Then one night someone trashed her room.

Dom Madena, also called Nicholas, heard his wife calling him. He went through a

secret passageway until he entered the room of all the torturing devices. He goes to his

wife grave, which they dug up to prove she was dead, and she popped out of her grave.

She chased him through the dungeon until they met with the doctor. Then Nicholas

fainted, and his wife, who never really died, told him that it was all scheme. She and the

doctor were having an affair. He chased the doctor and he fell into a pit and died. He

stuck his wife in a torture machine out of sight and gagged her.

Then her brother came down. Nicholas seized him and put him on table below a

razor sharp pendulum. Right as it...