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1972 (USA) See more »
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Love Slaves Of Satan Tortured To Blood-Dripping Death
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shows some potential, but for the most part an insufferably dull horror film See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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
 

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80 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | USA:PG

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The yellow Porsche driven by Chris Duncan (Nick Jolley) actually belonged to director William Girdler.See more »
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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Shows some potential, but for the most part an insufferably dull horror film, 24 June 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Asylum of Satan" actually has some interesting ideas. The concept itself has been overdone many times, as horror films set in insane asylums really have nothing new to offer (the subgenre peaked with the masterpiece "Shock Corridor"). However, the female protagonist is sympathetic and there's a certain nightmarish edge to the storyline. Unfortunately, William Girdler at this point in his career has absolutely no idea how to pace a film or build tension (he slightly improved with his later work). Also, the script is pretty ridiculous with a predictable supposed twist ending.

Girdler isn't the only one to blame for the ineptness of this production. While some of these films feature wooden acting, the "performances" here are overdone. However, they're not over-the-top enough to ensure some enjoyment as camp. They're just annoying. However, horror films don't come to expect great acting from these low-budget efforts. They want some scares or at least entertainment value. "Asylum of Satan" offers neither. In addition to Girdler's poor direction, the film is so horribly lit its difficult to make out whats taking place on-screen, especially during the climax. The most amusing part of the whole film is the Satan mask at the end (its lousy but laughably so). Unfortunately, its not really worth sitting through just to get to that. The film is available from Something Weird Video as half of a double feature with "Satan's Children". Thats a bad movie as well, but at least its a lot of fun to watch. On the other hand, "Asylum of Satan" isn't really worth your time. (3/10)

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