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Asylum (I) (1972)

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A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Smith (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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Lucy (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Dr. Byron (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Patrick Magee ...
Dr. Lionel Rutherford (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Barry Morse ...
Bruno (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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Bonnie (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
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Dr. Martin (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
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Barbara (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Ruth (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
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Walter (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
James Villiers ...
George (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Max Reynolds (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Ann Firbank ...
Anna (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
Megs Jenkins ...
Nurse Higgins (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Mr. Stebbins (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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Storyline

A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads. Written by Wes Clark <wclark@uspto.gov>

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The hot-blooded beauty in the cold freezer. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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17 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Crazies  »

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Trivia

Richard Todd has stated in interviews that he regrets making this film. See more »

Goofs

When Bonnie is being chased by a severed arm crawling along the floor, a crew member's hand is visible, holding the arm to make it appear as if it is moving. See more »

Quotes

[explaining why he's in a wheelchair]
Dr. Rutherford: Never turn your back on a patient.
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Connections

Featured in Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

A Night on Bald Mountain
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Music by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Douglas Gamley
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A lost classic
12 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good photography, acting, dialog set this horror anthology above most others. There is a clever beginning which then evolves into 4 separate stories of individuals inside an asylum. The 1st story is the most gruesome. The 2nd story is the most intriguing and also has Peter Cushing in it doing a excellent job as usual. The 3rd story is the weakest and the 4 th story ties into the twist ending. With each story only lasting an average of 15 minutes, they keep the viewers interest. This also has a nice soundtrack { something almost totally missing from todays horror crap,remkaes and sequels} . For those of us who like style, originality and solid acting in our horror films, this deserves a look.


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