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Asylum of Satan (1972)

PG | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Kissinger ...
Dr. Jason Specter / Martine Williams
Carla Borelli ...
Lucina Martin
Nick Jolley ...
Chris Duncan
Louis Bandy ...
Claude Fulkerson ...
Chief Aide (as Claude Wayne Fulkerson)
Jack Peterkin ...
Dr. Nolan
Sherry Steiner ...
Blind Girl
Mimi Honce ...
The Cripple
Harry Roehrig ...
Deafmute
Don Dunkle
Joan Edwards
Gary Morris
Liz Cherry
Don Cox
P.J. Childers
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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 Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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Love Slaves Of Satan Tortured To Blood-Dripping Death

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1972 (USA)  »

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The Satan Spectrum  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Nick Jolley's first and only foray into film acting. Moreover, Jolley also sings the song "Red Light Lady" that's featured on the soundtrack. See more »

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Referenced in The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucina's Theme
Written by William Girdler
Arranged by William Girdler and Greg Walker
Performed by Eddy Dee and The Blues Express
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Endearing junk
26 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

Cons: Little plot. Choppy editing. Pretty dated. Cheap effects. Confusing end.

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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