IMDb > Asylum of Satan (1972)

Asylum of Satan (1972) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
3.8/10   309 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Asylum of Satan on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1972 (USA) See more »
Love Slaves Of Satan Tortured To Blood-Dripping Death
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Tacky PG rated "horror" film See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order)
Charles Kissinger ... Dr. Jason Specter / Martine Williams
Nick Jolley ... Chris Duncan
Carla Borelli ... Lucina Martin
Louis Bandy ... Lt. Tom Walsh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lila Boden
Liz Cherry
P.J. Childers
Don Cox
Don Dunkle
Joan Edwards
Claude Fulkerson ... Chief Aide
Pamela Gatz ... The Creature
Mimi Honce ... The Cripple
Ken Jones
Lynne Kelly
Nancy Marshall
Gary Morris
Beth Pearce
Jack Peterkin ... Dr. Nolan
James Carroll Pickett (as James Pickett)
Harry Roehrig ... Deafmute
Sherry Steiner ... Blind Girl

Karen Stone
Biggs Tabler
Carla Rueckert ... Hooded Figure (uncredited)

Directed by
William Girdler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Girdler 
Patrick J. Kelly 

Produced by
J. Patrick Kelly III .... producer
Original Music by
William Girdler 
Cinematography by
William L. Asman 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
Costume Design by
Lois Haynie 
Makeup Department
James Carroll Pickett .... special makeup effects (as James Pickett)
Production Management
Lee Jones .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Jones .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stephane Goulet .... set designer
Alice Hay .... property master
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Cunningham .... gaffer
Don Wrege .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Girdler .... wardrobe
Other crew
Michael Aquino .... technical advisor
Don Wrege .... clapboard operator

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | USA:PG

Did You Know?

The yellow Porsche driven by Chris Duncan (Nick Jolley) actually belonged to director William Girdler.See more »
Movie Connections:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Tacky PG rated "horror" film, 27 August 2006
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Lucina Martin (Carla Borelli) finds herself in Pleasant Hill. It's a sanitarium she was put in after a breakdown she was told happened to her but she can't remember. She find she can't leave--she's locked in her room and the sinister Dr. Specter (Charles Kissinger) won't let her go. Her boyfriend Chris (Nick Jolley) comes to see her but isn't let in. It turns out she's to be sacrificed to Satan...or something. I fell asleep to be honest.

Perfectly boring, stupid horror movie. It's badly acted (Jolley is the worst), directed and edited. Lousy lighting too--I couldn't make out what was going on a few times. The script is just silly too. The special effects are laughable--I got a BIG kick of the obvious fake rubber spiders used in one scene. It all ends up with some idiot in one of the most ridiculous costumes I've ever seen playing Satan! It's padded too, even at just 78 minutes, with a pointless and silly montage of Lucina and Chris to show their "love" for each other. And wait until you see actor Kissinger in drag (!!!) playing Martine! And Jolley wears some of the worst 1970s clothes I've ever seen.

Maybe I'm being a little too hard on this. It was made on no budget and, by all accounts, everybody went out of their way to do as good a job as possible with no money. Still it sadly doesn't work. Director William Girdler did go on the bigger and better things--so to speak. He later did "Grizzly" and "The Manitou". These were hardly classics but much better than this. A 1 all the way.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (19 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Asylum of Satan (1972)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Snooze Fest PACman66
I have a question photo143
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Gothika Chattahoochee The Forgotten One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Shutter Island
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.