The Pit is a 1981 Canadian horror film about a boy named Jamie who is treated poorly by almost everyone in his hometown. His only friend is Teddy, a stuffed bear who talks to him.
Jamie has discovered a pit in the woods containing creatures he calls “tra-la-logs.” Jamie’s parents hire an attractive college student to stay with Jamie while they go away and Jamie develops an unhealthy obsession with her. After learning that the tra-la-logs are carnivores, Jamie sets out to try and find a way to feed them. After he fails, Teddy convinces Jamie he should start feeding “nasty” people to the tra-la-logs. There are some more twists and turns, but you should discover them for yourself.
The movie is a solid horror film and Sammy Snyders is really good and creepy in the role of Jamie, a young man who has obvious psychological problems.
It’a a hidden little gem that is worth tracking down. Kino Lorber has released a restored version of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray.
Check out the trailer below: