The Dead Pit is a 1989 United States horror film. It was co-written and directed by Brett Leonard.
The Dead Pit opens with Dr. Ramzi (Danny Gochnauer), a deviant who enjoys torturing his patients, being killed and buried in the basement of a mental health facility. Twenty years later, the hospital is running again and Jane Doe (Cheryl Lawson) arrives at the institute. Upon her arrival, a major earthquake rocks the building and unearths the now undead Dr. Ramzi and his legion of zombie patients.
The Dead Pit surprised horror fans upon its release, receiving positive reviews in genre magazines such as Fangoria and Slaughterhouse. Drive-In critic Joe Bob Briggs gave the film four stars (his highest rating) and praised lead Cheryl Lawson's screaming ability.