#53 – THE PIT
The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: THE PIT
When: April 18, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
- PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
- FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.
What: Laser Blast salutes the 20th anniversary of Canuxsploitation.com with a restoration of the Can-con cult classic THE PIT.
THE PIT (1981)
Dir. Lew Lehman
Cast: Sammy Snyders, Sonja Smits, Jeannie Elias
Runtime: 96 min
Starring Sammy Snyders as Jamie and Jeannie Elias as the babysitter he is unhealthily fixated on, THE PIT is one of the most peculiar Canuxploitation classics from the notorious tax shelter years. Originally conceived by screenwriter Ian Stuart as an earnest exploration of the inner life of an autistic child, the project curiously mutated on its way from page to screen—as often happens when noble intentions and B-movie aesthetics clash. Viewed today, THE PIT more than holds up with its squirm-inducing mixture of pre-teen neuroses and personal vengeance that culminates in a community-wide murder spree that may (or may not be!) dictated by a stuffed animal. When they say "they sure don't make 'em like that anymore!" you know they are definitely talking about THE PIT – Paul Corupe, Canuxploitation.com