The Pit is fun, relatively unknown gem about an autistic and unliked boy that lures anyone that crosses him into a pit in the woods that is filled with bloodthirsty beasts. The acting and production screams low-budget 80s horror, with no strong leads and an annoying child actor, but the kid is almost endearing in his spoiled overacting. There is plenty of off-beat humor, as the bratty kid blackmails his teacher into stripping, tries to drag a cow into the pit, and tricks each of his aggressors into falling into the pit through different clever means (including pushing an old invalid women in). The troglodytes themselves are pretty terrifying looking, best described as hairy CHUDs or pig-faced werewolves. The film is relatively tame until the creatures get their hands on anything, then it goes from a PG kids flick to an excessively gory mess! It is enough to make your jaw drop, since the film is seemingly so innocent. There are also some creepy moments where the childs teddy bear speaks to him telepathically and commands him to kill. There is no mistaking that this is not a great film, but for a dark little creature flick it will satisfy any horror fan and comes highly recommended!