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Asylum (1972)

PG | | Horror | 17 November 1972 (USA)
In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

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Bruno (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
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Anna (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
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Barbara (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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George (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Miss Higgins (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Max (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
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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 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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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

[Barbara's imaginary friend Lucy has just stabbed Barbara's brother and nurse to death]
Lucy: There, Barbara, now you're free. Free of all of them.
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Connections

Follows Torture Garden (1967) 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 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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