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« on: October 22, 2021, 07:55:35 PM »

The Pit or Teddy or whatever you want to call it is a movie about a really creepy young boy.  Everybody picks on him, he doesn't have any friends, and he has a creepy obsession with the babysitter his parents hired to watch him while they're out of town. 

He also has a Teddy bear that talks to him and a pit in the woods filled with troll like creatures that eat people.  He calls them Tra-la-logs. 

It's a fairly effective movie.  The children in it aren't the best actors in the world, but the lead kid can do creepy rather well.  The ending is kind of odd though.  For about five to ten minutes we switch away from the main cast and focus on some mildly comedic police men who are investigating the disappearances and they're the ones that deal with the monsters in the end without the kid having any involvement.

Then we switch back to an epilogue of sorts where we see the kid again and find another pit of ravenous troll-things.     

Apparently in an earlier draft of the script the Tra-la-logs were only figments of the kids imagination.  I think that would tie things together better (even if it would have deprived us of some neat monsters).  As it stands, the kids behavior and the creepy talking Teddy bear seem disconnected from the cannibalistic trolls. 

This movie has been on my "I need to get around to watching this one day" list for quite some time. 

And tonight, I finally watched it. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 09:22:55 PM »

It gets points for being different, which makes for an interesting watch.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 12:54:20 AM »

It gets points for being different, which makes for an interesting watch.
It is different.  I'll give it that.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 05:40:15 PM »

I've heard somewhere that the boy in this movie was based on a real case.  A boy believed he could send monsters to kill people. If anyone he had killed showed up, he would just completely ignore them.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 09:11:38 PM »

I've heard somewhere that the boy in this movie was based on a real case.  A boy believed he could send monsters to kill people. If anyone he had killed showed up, he would just completely ignore them.
That does sound interesting.

I might have to do some research there.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 09:33:22 PM »

I think I rented this on VHS as Trogs....

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 02:26:43 AM »

The Pit is one of those movies that just so strange enough to keep me engaged. I watched it for a 31 Films for Halloween (2017).

The film has become far more well known thanks to the Kino Lorber Blu-Ray release and being on a episode of Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst.

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 11:15:25 AM »

I originally saw this on VHS back in the 1980s and I thought it was fun. I bought the blu-ray about a year ago and it's still fun.
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