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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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Off-base occult chiller from the poorhouse. 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)

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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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.
Off-base occult chiller from the poorhouse., 8 September 2003
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

A scrubby but efficient dollop of occult nonsense, ASYLUM OF Satan finds an attractive young woman being subdued within a strange private hospital. Waking from sleep in fear and confusion, she is told by staff that she has been placed under special care of a certain doctor, along with a handful of other patients. It latterly becomes clear that these patients suffer from various personal afflictions which said doctor insists he can cure. As it turns out, his sure-fire cure is the same for ALL ailments...and the most common side effect is rigor-mortis.

This mystifying conundrum advances as patients disappear one-by-one, leaving our young heroin to find a means of escape before it's too late. The bizarre finalization of this nightmare is a Black Magic ritual conjuring Satan himself...and he is one scrawny, bedraggled looking Lord of Darkness, I must say.

While this is doubtlessly lower-berth material of questionable quality, a fairly nice job is done keeping things interesting and steeped in a creepy, otherworldly atmosphere. As 70s drive-in fodder goes, ASYLUM OF Satan might be a bug's nose above the median...I neither enshrine nor crucify this movie...it ably serves its primary function to entertain, even if it is on the verymost base level.

4.5/10

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