Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 6 Episode 7

The Pit

Aired Unknown Nov 30, 1994 on HBO

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  • This is not so much a horror story as one about turning the tables on the real instigators of the situation. The women should have been the ones involved in the cage match in the first place.

    The idea of having two men possibly kill one another provokes thoughts of having two pit bulls thrown into an enclosure for the "pleasure" of some sadistic fans. As the episode goes on, we are shown that it is not the men who want this, rather it is the fierce competition between their wives which is the major factor driving this violent confrontation. Each time that the movie producer separates the two women before they can physically attack each other, one can't help but think that he should step aside and let them have at it. And, each time the women try to force violent feelings that they have onto their husbands, you have to think, they are like handlers doing whatever it takes to keep the pit bulls at each other's throat. At the end of the episode, you have to agree with the husbands who shake their heads but admit, "they probably will kill each other.