The Suspense Project: Pit and the Pendulum and the first appearance of "The Man in Black"

Joe Webb

Poe's "Pit and the Pendulum" starring Henry Hull is today's Suspense episode.
The selection of Hull is interesting because he played Poe on Broadway. Horror fans recognize him as the lead actor in the 1936 movie "Werewolf of London." The episode has another characteristic that makes it important in the series. It is the first appearance of "The Man in Black." Today's blogpost offers background about why the character appeared and its purpose.