[[caption-width-right:318:The dead DeadlyDoctor is in.]]

->''"I've done life; now I'm doing death."''
-->-- '''Dr. Ramzi'''

'''''The Dead Pit''''' is 1989 low-budget horror film, which was directed by Brett Leonard[[note]] (''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'', ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'', ''Film/ManThing'' and ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'')[[/note]].

The movie starts with showing the BigBad Dr. Ramzi, head surgeon of a mental hospital, taking patients and conducting cruel brain surgery experiments on them underneath the hospital's clocktower. He is confronted by his coworker Dr. Swan and is promptly shot. Swan, fearing for his career, seals the place and swears to keep the whole thing to himself.

Cut to twenty years later. Amnesiac woman "Jane Doe" arrives at the hospital. Her presence causes an earthquake and resulting tremors break the seal to Dr. Ramzi's lair, who now returns from the dead to exact revenge.

!!Descent among these examples:

* AbandonedHospital: The empty hospital wings.
* BrainFood: Averted. The zombies do go for the brains, but they just seem to play with them instead of eating them.
* {{Clocktower}}: The center of the bad things happening on the hospital grounds.
* CreepyBasement: Under the clocktower.
* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Ramzi's profession carries into undeath.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Dr. Ramzi's past victims come back to life for the final third of the film.
* EyeScream: One of the patients is found with a dentist drill jammed into his eye.
* {{Fainting}}: Jane faints when Dr. Ramzi catches her.
* {{Fanservice}}: Jane's nightmare where she is caught by nurse Kygar who hoses her top off.
* FinalGirl: Jane.
* FlashbackEcho: Jane starts having flashbacks when she starts climbing up a watertower.
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: The ominous tolling of hospital's clocktower is featured throughout the movie.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Dr. Swan is drove to boozing after he hears Jane describing Dr. Ramzi when she's under hypnosis.
* ImmuneToBullets: The undead.
* KillItWithWater: The zombies [[ImMelting melt]] on contact with holy water. Good thing that the local crazy nun patient is present to bless some.
* LaughingMad: First person we seen in the film is a mental patient doing this.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Surprise surprise, [[spoiler:Dr. Ramzi turns out to be Janes' father]].
* MadBomber: Chris caught on it due to his work in the army and is a patient because of it. It [[ChekhovsSkill comes handy]] later.
* MenacingStroll: Ramzi's pace when he is chasing Jane in the clocktower.
* NeckLift: Ramzi does this to one of his unwilling test subjects in the opening sequence.
* NightmareDreams: Every night Jane spends in the hospital is filled with nightmares.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Averted, Chris uses the word "zombies" when he tries to make some sense to the situation with Jane and Dr. Swan.
* OffWithHisHead: Waking up at night, Jane gets up from her bed and sees Ramzi outside her window holding a severed head of one of the orderlies.
-->"I'm the [[IncrediblyLamePun head surgeon]]."
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Dr. Ramzi's death in the opening sequence.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Ramzi's pupils flash red whenever he's going to do awful things.
* QuestForIdentity: Main plot concerns of finding out Jane Doe's identity and her connection to Dr. Ramzi.
* StealthHiBye: Dr. Ramzi dos this several times to Jane.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Jane after she is caught by Dr. Ramzi.
* TitleDrop: "I sealed him up, in his dead pit."
%%* UndeathlyPallor
* UnexpectedGenreChange: After over half of the movie's timelenght has been dedicated to the supernatural slasher angle, the zombies are brought in.
* VertigoEffect: Used in one of Jane's dream sequences.
%%* ZombieGait