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A young woman is brought to an asylum to receive special treatment from a mysterious doctor. Dr. Spector does more than just run the hospital -- he offers his patients as sacrifices to Satan. Written by
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To a lot of people, the devil is serious business. One of the great things about our country is that people can believe whatever they want. So just as there are people who believe in the devil, there are plenty who just can't take him seriously. There have been a number of films about him, many of them pretty frightening. But then there are several that poke fun at everyone's favorite fallen angel. The Philippines gave us the wonderful bizarre 'The Killing of Satan,' featuring a stereotypical portrayal of the devil. Then there's this film, which has one of the phoniest looking devils in history. It's also a movie that could warm the hearts of bad movie lovers everywhere.
Pros: Decent performances. Eerie score. Moves at an OK pace. Spooky atmosphere. Treasure chest of camp value. A few decent chills. Not a bad debut job for the late William Girdler, who gets some nice shots.
Final thoughts: Won't blow you out of the water, but 'Asylum of Satan' has a lot of charm. It's very low budget filmmaking, but you can tell the people involved had their hearts in it. Even if the result is pretty silly and not scary, it is fun for schlock lovers.
My rating: 3/5
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