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Asylum -- Director David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Cellular, and most recently, Snakes on a Plane) follows up his high-flying tale of reptilian terror with this horrific frightener concerning a group of beautiful college coeds who discover that their dormitory was once a mental hospital presided over by a sadistic doctor trying to "cure" troubled teens. As the semester gets under way, it begins to appear as if the spirit of the malevolent M.D. has decided to remain in the haunted hallways in order to continue his experiments on the new freshman class.
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Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomies on its teenage inmates during the 1930's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sarah Roemer ... Madison

Jake Muxworthy ... Holt

Mark Rolston ... The Doctor

Travis Van Winkle ... Tommy

Ellen Hollman ... Ivy

Carolina Garcia ... Maya

Cody Kasch ... String

Lin Shaye ... String's Mother

Joe Inscoe ... Mackey

Gabe Wood ... Kelso

Randall Sims ... Rez

Andrea Powell ... Carol

Pete Burris ... Lloyd
Caroline Kent ... Madison At 11

Brantley Pollock ... Brandon At 12 (as Brantley Pollack)

Crystal Coney ... Dorm Clerk (as Crystal McLaurin-Coney)
Benjamin Daniele ... Brandon (as Ben Daniele)

Cody Hanford ... Young Mackey

Bridget Gethins ... Tommy's Mother

Ron Clinton Smith ... Ivy's Father
Juan-Carlos Guzman ... Rudy

Jamie Moore ... Campus Cop #1
Charles Cabaniss ... Campus Cop #2 (as Charles T. Cabaniss)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Blomberg ... Barbwire Boy (uncredited)

Jerry Cashman ... College Professor (uncredited)
Montrey Gordy ... Dorm Clerk (uncredited)

Jamie Hill ... Trendy Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
David R. Ellis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ethan Lawrence 

Produced by
Patrick Aiello .... executive producer
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Jessika Borsiczky .... producer
Tawny Ellis .... co-producer
George Parra .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Hamilton 
Cinematography by
Gary Capo 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith 
Casting by
Craig Fincannon 
Jennifer L. Smith 
Tricia Wood 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
Set Decoration by
Tricia Schneider 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
Makeup Department
David LeRoy Anderson .... special makeup effects designer
Mark Ballou .... special makeup effects technician: AFX Studio
Judith H. Bickerton .... key hair stylist (as Judith Bickerton)
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects artist
Patricia McAlhany Glasser .... key hair stylist (as Patricia McAlthany-Glasser)
Nicole Michaud .... special effects hair: AFX Studio
Rick Pour .... makeup department head
Dave Snyder .... special makeup effects artist
Jason Willis .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Janet Muswell .... post-production supervisor (as Janet Muswell Hamilton)
George Parra .... unit production manager
Marsha L. Swinton .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Estelle Collins .... second assistant director
Jennifer Deigl .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Fitzgerald .... second assistant director: second unit
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director
Oakley Lehman .... second unit director
Art Department
Kip Bartlett .... set dresser
Michael T. Booe .... constructor
John B. Clarey III .... carpenter
George W. Harding III .... first assistant props (as George Harding III)
J. Lauren Jackson .... art department intern (as Jacelyn Lauren Jackson)
Scott Johnson .... on-set dresser
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Randy Kenan .... gang boss
Aaron Longstreth .... set dresser
Alicia Lowe .... art department coordinator
Paul Oliver .... charge scenic
Mark Paton .... art department production assistant
Roger Scruggs .... general foreman
Amber Leigh Smith .... art department production assistant
Bob Smith .... lead man
Greg Spencer .... foreman
Richard Waldrop .... property master
Rod Honeycutt .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound designer
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Jenny Elsinger .... cable person
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Marshall McGee .... additional boom operator
Marshall McGee .... additional sound mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Jay Petach .... adr recordist: Cincinnati
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Matthew Woolley .... foley editor
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry Dean Bivins .... special effects foreman
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Daniel Birnbaum .... digital compositor
Chris Bond .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Vanessa Cheung .... matte painter
Tim Christensen .... compositor: Frantic Films
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Nick Fredin .... visual effects animator
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Chris Harvey .... cg supervisor: Frantic Films
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
Jan Huybrechs .... 3D scanning: Eyetronics
Mike Jahnke .... animator
Sean Konrad .... lead compositor
Cynthia Maurer .... texture artist
Allan McKay .... visual effects technical director
Janet Muswell .... visual effects producer
Nicholas Nakadate .... visual effects technical director
Robert Schajer .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Alex Scollay .... visual effects artist
Jane Sharvina .... compositing supervisor: Frantic Films
Martha Soehendra .... compositor
Daniel C.J. Todd .... visual effects artist
Allen Tracy .... visual effects editor: Frantic Films Los Angeles
Charles Trebino .... visual effects artist: Frantic Films
Shawn Wallbridge .... systems administrator
Robert Ward .... visual effects artist
Jeremy West .... 3D prop modeler
Denise Woodward .... render wrangler: Frantic Films
Radost Yonkova .... visual effects compositor: Frantic Films
Alina Andrei .... stunt double
Alina Andrei .... stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunt double
Annie Ellis .... stunt coordinator
Cheyenne Ellis .... stunt performer
John Gilbert .... stunts
G. Grant Jewett .... stunts
Teddy Martin .... stunt production assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Baker .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Monica Barrios-Smith .... second assistant camera
Patrick Borowiak .... assistant camera
Cheyenne Ellis .... still photographer
Randall Freeman .... grip
Frank Godwin .... camera operator
Adam Hinson .... rigging gaffer
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Mike Jones .... best boy electric
Teddy Martin .... camera production assistant
Erik Murphy .... best boy rigging grip
Alan Newcomb .... film loader
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark J. Rainsford .... grip (as Mark Rainsford)
Doug Robinson .... electrician
Art Schultz .... best boy rigging electric
Christian Shonts .... second assistant camera
Jennie Shope .... camera production assistant
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Tona B. Dahlquist .... extras casting
Tara Feldstein .... casting assistant
Jamie Hill .... extras casting assistant
Jennifer Ricchiazzi .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Battistelli .... set costumer
John Bromell .... charge dresser
Jennifer Dozier .... costumer
Janet Melody .... head ager/dyer
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Mindy Elliott .... first assistant editor
Alexander J. Harper .... post-production production assistant
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate production coordinator
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor Digital Intermediate
Transportation Department
Tina Del Castillo .... driver
Rick Parkinson .... transportation captain
John Rice Sr. .... transportation coordinator
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Allyson Abernethy .... production secretary
Lisa Arnone .... script supervisor
Richard S. Bellina .... construction medic
Erik Bright .... unit publicist
Chris Buchanan .... production assistant
Anthony Cam .... accounting clerk
Michael Ceorgoveanu .... stand-in
Cody Chandler .... accounting intern
Kathleen Durkin .... assistant to director
Shawn Gillespie .... production accountant
Will Griffin .... production assistant
Bass Hampton .... location manager
Brian A. Hoffman .... set production assistant
Jennifer Irvine .... production coordinator
Bevin Jett .... assistant production coordinator
Jess L. Johnson .... location assistant
Michael Lawrence .... stand-in
Jenne Lee .... set production assistant
Bob Lewis .... production finance controller
Teddy Martin .... office intern
Teddy Martin .... set intern
Teddy Martin .... stand-in: male
Janet Melody .... textile artist
Robert A. Mitchell .... post-production accountant
Kelley Newman .... unit publicist
Tarah Phillippi .... assistant accountant
Janet Place .... production accountant
Stefan Rand .... set production assistant
Jacqueline Roberts .... payroll accountant
Kirsten Short .... assistant accountant
Kara B. Still .... script supervisor: second unit
Michelle R. Thomas .... assistant to producer
Ryen W. Thomas .... set production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Dylan Hunt .... stand-in (uncredited)
Eddie Dubose .... thanks

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Rated R for strong horror violence and terror, disturbing images, language and brief nudity
93 min
Color | Color (technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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This movie was filmed at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.See more »
Doctor Burke:[repeated] Give me your suffering!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Decent Horror flick!, 14 November 2010
Author: Jon Doe from yourhdd'

If you got this movie expecting a $100 million production costs and over the top gore your going to walk away disappointed. If you are like me, a genre fan than you may be pleasantly surprised. The acting in this flick, along with production, and everything else was well above expectations. The script is decent and not as flawed as some would like you to believe. If you pay attention it all makes sense in the end.(This isn't a movie that requires 2-3 watches to get it). Good genre movies like this are constantly passed over by a lot of people(including myself) due to the backslapping phenomenon here at IBMD that ruins the rating system.

You know the one where one person says, "Worst movie ever", then gets followed by 50 other sheep who can't think or form an opinion for themselves saying the same thing and voting the same way even though more then likely they never even saw the film. I wish I could say that this type of behavior will stop, but it never will and it works on both sides. If you notice, a lot of movies at IBMD will be rated terribly long before they are even released to anyone. Then a few people with backbone will stand up and eventually the ratings will rise. I see this with almost EVERY release that goes straight to DVD and even some big Hollywood releases.


About this movie, It definitely DOESN'T deserve the rating it has. It should at least be in the 5-6 range. This isn't some ridiculous movie made by some idiot kid with no talent and a camcorder with a bunch of his no talent friends attempting to act. This is a low budget above par scare fair with good effects, a decent story, and great acting. Obviously a movie like this won't ever win any awards, but if you take it for what it is and your a genre fan this movie wont disappoint at all.

I gave this movie a 7. I wish I could give it more, but it really is only deserving of a 5, maybe 6 at most. I added another star to try and make up for the pitiful IBMD zombies who refuse to think for themselves.

For the Horror buffs who follow my reviews for their horror pics, I would give this one a watch. Don't expect a "classic" or "gem". Its just a "Decent horror flick" thats totally undeserving of IBMD's rating.

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