Last year I reviewed the stop motion short film The Pit and the Pendulum and found it to be one of the better films I watched during the year. I was excited at seeing what director Marc Lougee’s next project would be, and it turns out he was working on a comic book adaptation of the film that will be released on February 25th by Bluewater Comics, famous for their Ray Harryhausen Presents Signature line of comics, as well as the then newly released Vince Price Presents line.
Rather then using hand drawn animation, Lougee and producer Susan Ma came up with an idea of using actual shots from the film, reprocess them, and then use them as sequential art for the comic. It appears to give the comic a unique look, and it should work incredibly well as a compendium to the film. For those of you who might still be unsure about checking out this comic, Where the Long Tail Ends has several exclusive images of the first five pages of the comic after the break.
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The story in brief:
The Pit and the Pendulum. A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is brought before a tribunal. Condemned and alone, he?s left to suffer a fate worse than death as his captors employ fiendish machinations in their efforts to unhinge him.
About The Pit and the Pendulum comic book:
Featuring images taken directly from the award-winning animated film and coupled with Poe?s original text, the graphic version of the story in comic book form ratchets up the effect of Poe?s tale of Gothic Horror, creating a spine-tingling experience not to be missed.
The PIT AND THE PENDULUM DVD is available online at www.thepitandthependulumdvd.com