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The Keeper (1976)

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The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so ... See full summary »

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The Keeper
Tell Schreiber ...
Dick Driver
Sally Gray ...
Mae B. Jones
Ross Vezarian ...
Inspector Clarke
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The Kid
Bing Jensen ...
Danny
Jack Leavy ...
The Biggs Twins (as Jack)
Leo Leavy ...
The Biggs Twins
Malcolm Britton ...
The Homicide Squad
Michael Meade ...
The Homicide Squad
Burke Lundy ...
The Homicide Squad
David Engleman ...
The Inmates
Wendy Who ...
The Inmates
Victor Mallia ...
The Inmates
Laura Thaw ...
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The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so Biggs hires private investigator Richard Driver, who puts his assistant, Maybelline, in the asylum pretending she is his cousin and that they came from a family where the parents were all first cousins to each other and they decided to keep their love platonic for genetic reasons. Then he tries to get Inspector Clarke to check him in as a narcoleptic who didn't wake up with his body. They all know what the keeper has been doing, but it is a matter of proving it, and avoiding the hypnotized Biggs twins and Danny, who he is able to keep catatonic with his machine. Inspector Clarke gives driver a lot of trouble, and the kid giving shoe shines looks down on everybody, knowing more. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Christopher Lee, master of the macabre, takes you and his patients to the brink of insanity.

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Lee must have needed work badly!
17 January 2001 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

The Keeper is a poor attempt at a psychological horror film in which Lee plays the head of an asylum that caters to rich families with unstable family members whom they want to keep out of public. What really sinks this film is the incredibly amateurish look. You'd swear that it was made by film making students. There are no scares and the plot has some really stupid holes and characters, especially a dopey policeman who gets hypnotized. Lee looks like he wishes he were elsewhere throughout the film. Can't say that I blame him!


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