Cenobite's Nut House--a Horror Listby cenobitekiss | created - 07 Jan 2013 | updated - 13 Sep 2013 | Public
Everyone is just a little bit insane...a list of some of my favorite horror /chiller /creeper films that feature insane asylums, mental wards and hospitals.
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R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
Votes: 56,598 | Gross: $44.79M
4. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.
Votes: 33,880 | Gross: $11.09M
5. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
Votes: 19,678 | Gross: $26.10M
6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,005,331 | Gross: $130.74M
7. Nightwatch (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Votes: 17,096 | Gross: $1.20M
8. The Ugly (1997)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
9. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Votes: 47,823 | Gross: $40.85M
10. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 95,196 | Gross: $59.69M
11. Session 9 (2001)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Votes: 47,129 | Gross: $0.38M
13. The Jacket (2005)
R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
Votes: 98,844 | Gross: $6.30M
14. Room 6 (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A schoolteacher with a phobia of hospitals finds herself searching for her boyfriend inside one while teaming up with a man suffering the same ordeal that she's in.
15. Asylum (IV) (2008)
R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomies on its teenage inmates during the 1930's.
18. Insanitarium (2008 Video)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths.
20. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 897,989 | Gross: $128.01M
23. The Amityville Asylum (2013)
88 min | Horror
Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems.