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The Forgotten (1973)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  September 1973 (USA)
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A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

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Complete credited cast:
Bill McGhee ...
Sam (as William Bill McGhee)
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Jane St. Claire
Robert Dracup ...
Ray Daniels
Harryette Warren ...
Jennifer D.
Michael Harvey ...
Dr. Stephens
Jessie Kirby ...
Danny
Hugh Feagin ...
Sgt. Jaffee
Betty Chandler ...
Allyson King
Camilla Carr ...
Harriet
Gene Ross ...
Judge Oliver W. Cameron
Annabelle Weenick ...
Dr. Geraldine S. Masters (as Anne MacAdams)
Rosie Holotik ...
Nurse Charlotte Beale
Rhea MacAdams ...
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Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to learn that Dr. Stephens was murdered by one of the patients and his successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters, is not very eager to take on new staff. Charlotte finds her job maddeningly hard as the patients torment and harass her at every turn, and she soon learns why Dr. Masters is so eager to keep outsiders out. Written by Matthew Patay

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They lived out their fantasies... Now they are dying for them! See more »

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September 1973 (USA)  »

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Beyond Help  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove a closeup shot of an axe blow to a woman's body and the film later found itself on the banned list of video nasties. The cut version was released on the UK HHO label in 2005 and the full uncut version (now rated 15) was released on the Stax label later the same year. See more »

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When the people are chopping someone up with axes, one of the heads of the axes fall off. See more »

Quotes

[Ray is fixing the asylum's telephone]
Allyson King: You know, I used to live in this place where the phone man was always coming around.
Ray Daniels: That bad, huh?
Allyson King: Uh uh... that good.
Ray Daniels: Oh, I thought that you meant that you'd had a lot of phone trouble.
Allyson King: Hell, I didn't even have a phone!
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actually pretty good
11 June 2003 | by (boston ma) – See all my reviews

I was surprised how good this film was. The IMDB rating is so low. I'm not sure why it rates so poorly.

The biggest problem with the flick is that it had a miniscule budget. The overall look is fairly shabby - a very thin production. BUT it has everything else you want in a cheapo horror flick...the script is original, the acting is actually decent, bordering on pretty good for a few characters. The camera work is creative. The heroine is a babe.

A bit of gore and a bit of suspense. Seasoned horror junkies may be able to guess the main gimmick after the first couple of scenes, but it is still worth watching. The film does provide a couple of minor twists that you won't guess though.

If you are looking for bland and well produced then perhaps you should stick with Phantom Menace. If you want to watch a nifty little throwaway horror flick, try Dont Look In The Basement.


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