The Pit and the Pendulum is written by Edgar Allen Poe who focuses on realism. This is a big thing to notice in this story since Edgar Allen Poe usually writes in a more fantasy horror style. However, in 1961 there was a movie made based off of this, directed by Roger Corman, which was the aftermath of a Spanish inquisition. These two pieces of work are very different from each other in many ways. The one main difference between the two is torture throughout both of the pieces. In the film and text, the main objective is torture, the text uses a suspense-type torture while the movie focuses on a past-type torture, they both gain this through the plot, the mood, and the attitude in the two works.
The plot between the two pieces are extremely