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The Devil's Chair (2007)

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With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric ... See full summary »

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Nick West
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Sammy (as Polly Brown)
Olivia Hill ...
Nurse
Nadja Brand ...
Dr. Clairebourne
Eric M. Breiman ...
Asylum Clerk
Gary Mackay ...
Driver
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Dr. Willard
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Melissa
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Rachel Fowles
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Brett Wilson
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With a pocketful of drugs, Nick West takes out his girlfriend Sammy, for a good time. When they explore an abandoned asylum, the discovery of a bizarre device, a cross between an electric chair and sadistic fetish machine, transforms drugged-out bliss into agony and despair. After Sammy is brutally assaulted and murdered by unseen forces, Nick becomes the number-one suspect. Years pass and Nick, who had been locked up in a mental hospital, is released into the care of eminent psychiatrist Dr. Willard, who is hell-bent on exposing the truth behind the killing. Accompanied by Dr. Willard and several of his students, Nick returns to the scene of the crime. However, the decrepit asylum hides a blood-drenched secret. Written by Colin Geddes - Toronto Film Festival

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Evil Works In Mysterious Ways.

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A Cadeira do Diabo  »

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Nick West: Hi there. I'm Nick West. I'm medicated, how are you?
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References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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The Heritage
Written by 'Martin Grech'
Performed by 'Martin Grech'
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Not worth fast-forwarding alone.
29 July 2011 | by (EU) – See all my reviews

I do appreciate the effort but a pair of suspenders have more suspense than this rotten egg of death. The story evolves around an evil chair adorned with a skull and placed conveniently (probably by some deranged carpenter) in a desolate building, a former asylum. To top it off the main character - a mental patient - continuously delivers a voice-over with a lisp which I believe he suffers from, listening to which is as thrilling as a boat ride on dry land.

Believe me you've seen it done before and better (Session 9 anyone?), don't punish yourself by watching the "Chair". I dosed off countless times which was about the most refreshing thing about the whole experience.


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