In 1972, the patients and doctors at Stephens Sanitarium were brutally murdered. Over forty years later, the only known survivor returns only to find the ghosts of the past have not been resting in peace.
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.
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
This film was shot in 12 days on a budget of less than $100,000. See more »
When the people are chopping someone up with axes, one of the heads of the axes fall off. See more »
[Ray is fixing the asylum's telephone]
You know, I used to live in this place where the phone man was always coming around.
That bad, huh?
Uh uh... that good.
Oh, I thought that you meant that you'd had a lot of phone trouble.
Hell, I didn't even have a phone!
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The characters in the film are shown as the actor/actress' name appears at the end of the film, including the murdered characters! See more »
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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