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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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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)

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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Endearing junk, 26 January 2012
Author: sgtking from United States

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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