IMDb > Hellborn (2003)

Hellborn (2003) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
3.5/10   501 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Hellborn on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Tagline:
Everyone pays for their sins.
Plot:
James Bishop is a young psychology resident, excited about his new job at St. Andrews Mental Hospital and the chance to help severely ill patients... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Boring... See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Payne ... Dr. McCort

Matt Stasi ... James Bishop

Tracy Scoggins ... Helen

Julia Lee ... Lauren

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Smithy (as Tom 'Tiny' Lister)
Gregory Wagrowski ... Hadley
Bill McKinney ... Gas Station Attendant

Randall England ... Harry Smith

Joe Sabatino ... Frank

Deborah Flora ... Nurse Wells

Kyle T. Heffner ... Dr. Peter Francis
Stefan Marchand ... Mark
Michael Earl Reid ... Que

David Jean Thomas ... Jackson

Patrick Newall ... Policeman

Shaun O'Hagan ... Kloves
Ethan Wilson ... Delusional Patient

Peter Dennis ... Dr. Flannery

Angel Boris Reed ... Nurse (as Angel Boris)
Rage Day ... Orderly

Melissa Moore ... Nurse Ryan
Roger W. Morrissey ... Harvester (as Roger Morrissey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Bedno ... Flora Jonathon (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Philip J. Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matt McCombs  (as Matthew McCombs)

Produced by
Scott Bedno .... co-producer
Anthony Callie .... co-executive producer
Bill Dion .... line producer
Donald G. Hunt .... executive producer
Priscilla Padilla .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Bauman 
Cindy Valentine Leone  (as Valentine Leone)
 
Cinematography by
Mark Melville 
 
Film Editing by
John Dorsett 
 
Casting by
Corri Jones  (as Corri Lewis)
 
Production Design by
Michael Voelker 
 
Art Direction by
Jason Fitzgerald 
 
Costume Design by
Kathy Pillsbury 
 
Makeup Department
Jenny Lipkin .... hair intern
Jenny Lipkin .... makeup intern
Angel Radefeld .... makeup department head
Richard Redlefsen .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kimberly Ulmer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Matt Zettell .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nehme Fadlallah .... second assistant director
Artie Glackin .... first assistant director
Andy Sowerwine .... second assistant director
Rick Walls .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Stark .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alejandro Alvarenga .... post sound coordinator
Andrew Casciato .... foley editor
Andrew Casciato .... sound effects editor
Steven Erickson .... adr editor
Steven Erickson .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound recording mixer
Tony Kucenski .... foley artist
Noah Southall .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Nicole Michaud .... creature effects coordinator: makeup & monsters
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Justine Ariel Cook .... electrician
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Vincent Dow .... gaffer
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Bryan Hayes .... grip
Gary Lowrance .... electrician
Steven A. Lundgren .... electrician
Eric McCandless .... still photographer
Brian Reid .... electrician
Alpheus Underhill .... best boy electric
Matt Wilbur .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dana Ginsberg .... set costumer
Mickie Lujan-Shaw .... set costumer
Tammy L. Olsen .... set costumer
 
Music Department
Colin Chin .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Kimberly Lollar .... driver
 
Other crew
Chad K. Bell .... production assistant
Braden Bowen .... production coordinator
Boaz Hepner .... production assistant
Rosalyn McVay .... production assistant
Donique Patton .... script supervisor
Rhonda Wheelan .... craft service
Rik Walters .... financing consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jason L. Tolbert .... special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Asylum of the Damned" - USA (alternative title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and language
Runtime:
Brazil:90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Filming Locations:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Boring..., 13 March 2006

In theory, films should be a form of entertainment. While this excludes documentaries and other experimental forms of film-making; most movies, specially genre films, must not only tell it's story or message, they must entertain their target audience in some way. All this just to say that in my opinion a bad movie is not a movie with low production values or low-budget, a bad movie is one that is boring.

"Hellborn" or "Asylum of the Damned" as is known in the U.S., is a bad movie simply because it is just not involving, and irremediably boring and tiresome. While it has a very good premise, it is just poorly developed and the mediocre acting doesn't make things better. On another hands the film probably could had been a fine or even classic B-movie, but here it is just a bad attempt at film-making.

Director Philip J. Jones tells the tale of James Bishop (Matt Stasi), a young psychiatry resident, who just got his dream job at St. Andrew Mental Hospital; but the old asylum seems to hide a secret. After the mysterious death of some patients and the constant rumors of satanic practices, James decides to find out what is going on; only to find the incredulity of his boss, Dr. McCort (Bruce Payne), who believes that Bishop is going as insane as his patients.

While the premise is quite interesting, the execution of the film leaves a lot to be desired. In an attempt of making a supernatural psychological thriller, Jones goes for the easy way out and makes a movie filled with every cliché of the genre. Of course, there are lots of great movies that are also filled with clichés; but in "Hellborn" every single one is wasted and turned into a cheap jump scare to keep things moving, resulting in a boring and predictable storyline.

The acting is quite mediocre for the most part, with one big exception: Bruce Payne gives a top-notch performance that makes the movie look unworthy of such good acting. Matt Stasi is very weak as the lead character and the rest of the cast make forgettable performances.

Despite all this flaws, one thing has to be written about "Hellborn"; it has a visual look very good for the budget and very similar to modern day big-budget Hollywod "horror" productions. Also, the make-up and prosthetics are done very nicely and the designs for the main antagonist are quite good. Sadly, the rest of the Special Effects are awful and outdated, making a huge contrast with the make-up & prosthetics.

"Hellborn" is a movie with a few good things outnumbered by its serious flaws with terrible results. Hardcore horror or b-movie fans may be interested by its premise but it is a boring and tiresome experience. 3/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (24 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Hellborn (2003)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Girl, Interrupted Nurse Sherri Adam Resurrected Chattahoochee
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Fantasy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.