ZMMM Dailies: 6/24/2010 – The Dead Pit

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 25 - 2010

I can’t say I hated The Dead Pit. I definitely didn’t love it. Really, it was just a kind of goofy, forgettable, late-’80s throwaway that probably got played ad infinitum on Cinemax around 1991, thanks to some gratuitous nudity and a lot of the lead actress (that’s her on the right) running around in her underwear.

The girl in the underwear is our lead. She’s played by sort of a poor man’s Brooke Shields who can’t act at all — she can barely get through repeating some of her lines, much less making it sound natural. She was clearly chosen for how she looks in the underwear she spends most of the movie in rather than any skill acting. Anyway, she ends up in a mental institution after losing her memory. There, she sees an apparition of a creepy doctor that no one else can see. At least, no one but the people he murders! This goes on for roughly forever. Then, the doctor brings all the people he murdered back as zombies who proceed to fuck shit up royally in and around the hospital. It’s up to wannabe-Brooke and her meathead friend (who’s played by sort of a poor man’s Sean Connery) to stop the evil. Which they do with a fuckton of holy water, because holy water melts the zombies.

There’s some more to it than that, including a prologue that is annoyingly spliced with the opening credits, her moron doctor who knew there was a mad science/evil magician sealed up in the basement the whole time and a stupid, transparent twist that you should be able to see coming from the first moment it’s hinted at. But really, it boils down to this: a lot of this chick in her underwear (and a few seconds out of it!), some screaming, a few murders, a mob of zombies and then a mob of melted zombies. The end!

Pretty dull, but sort of watchable. Sort of.

No short again. Maybe this weekend…

5 Responses to “ZMMM Dailies: 6/24/2010 – The Dead Pit

  1. Jond76 says:

    Didn’t this have Steven Emge of Flyboy fame in it? Or is that a different Dead Pit I’m thinking of?

  2. Alert says:

    “I’m the head surgeon here!”

  3. @Jond76 – No Emge, for sure. I couldn’t find anything else he’d been in with a similar name either, but maybe imdb doesn’t know about it.

    @Alert – Yeah, the cheesy one-liners were cheesy. But hey, there were zombie boobs in it!

  4. jond76 says:

    I could have sworn… I remember him in a movie shooting zombies with a crossbow… it was around late 80’s, they even had him dressed in similar clothing as he had in Dawn.

  5. jond76 says:

    Wow, talk about completely mis-remembering something… Turns out its Hellmaster. Watch for the super quick flash of Emge firing off the crossbow. Could’ve sworn it was Dead Pit…weird.

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