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  (in credits order)

Andrew Howard ... Nick West

Pollyanna Rose ... Sammy (as Polly Brown)
Olivia Hill ... Nurse
Nadja Brand ... Dr. Clairebourne
Eric M. Breiman ... Asylum Clerk
Gary Mackay ... Driver

David Gant ... Dr. Willard

Louise Griffiths ... Melissa

Elize du Toit ... Rachel Fowles

Matt Berry ... Brett Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Riddell ... Demon (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Mason 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Boyes 
Adam Mason 

Produced by
Shaked Berenson .... associate producer
Nadja Brand .... producer
Eric M. Breiman .... producer
Tom Dunbar .... line producer
Patrick Ewald .... producer
Adam Mason .... producer
Steven Paul .... executive producer
Original Music by
Zoe Keating 
Cinematography by
Ole Bratt Birkeland  (as Ole Birkeland)
Film Editing by
Hasse Billing 
Adam Mason 
Casting by
Nadja Brand 
Production Design by
Neil Jenkins 
Art Direction by
Chris Barber 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Light 
Costume Design by
Katy Howkins 
Makeup Department
Gemma Basger .... makeup artist
Selen Hurer .... assistant makeup artist
Tristan Versluis .... special makeup effects artist
David White .... creature makeup effects designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Boyes .... second unit director
Tom Dunbar .... assistant director
Ali Hopper .... second assistant director (as Alison J. Hopper)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... supervising adr editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley mixer
Linden Brownbill .... adr mixer
Linden Brownbill .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Chaplin .... sound recordist
Janie Dahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Deveraux .... boom operator
Serge Djang .... sound editor
Jeremy Duché .... foley mixer
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Andy Potvin .... consultant: Dolby surround
Xavier Sol .... sound effects editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound mixer
Cristina Turek .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Dan Martin .... creature FX mold maker
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Abbas-Klahr .... senior effects technician
Bridget Allen .... visual effects producer: Barbed Wire FX
Ron R. Anantavara .... visual effects coordinator
Kate Baines .... digital artist
Alfred Berger .... digital compositor: Barbed Wire FX
Fiona Bourne .... visual effects production assistant
David Brickley .... visual effects animator
Raife Burchill .... visual effects coordinator
Minh Huyen Dang .... digital effects artist
Avi Das .... visual effects supervisor: Barbed Wire FX
Anthony Davis .... digital compositor: Barbed Wire FX
Owen Edwards .... digital artist
Chales Fewguson Davie .... digital artist
Chesley Heymsfield .... visual effects producer
Kris Kara .... colorist
Nigel Littlewood .... digital artist
Jonah Loop .... visual effects supervisor
Conleth Maenpaa .... colorist
Bobby Maruvada .... lead colorist
Richard McMorran .... visual effects production assistant
Tristan Redman .... digital artist
Sarote Tabcum Jr. .... visual effects producer
Stephan Wild .... digital artist
Erik Wilson .... visual effects technical director
Jose A. Alfonzo .... animator: title design (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Brereton .... camera operator
Stuart Brereton .... director of photography: second unit
Emmet Cahill .... grip
David Finch .... electrician
Stuart Godfrey .... grip
Christian Hayes .... electrician
Malcolm .... crane technician
Alex Meacock .... trainee grip
Julius Ogden .... second assistant camera
Michael Onder .... gaffer
Pawel Polak .... best boy
Andy Sauer .... grip
Trevor Speed .... assistant camera
Jason Walker .... focus puller
Adam Young .... crane operator
Editorial Department
Max Hoffmann .... assistant editor
Bobby Maruvada .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
Anna Lísa Björnsdóttir .... production coordinator
Jonny Boshell .... production assistant
Laure Bregevin .... script supervisor
Peter Du Toit .... production assistant
John Galli .... production assistant

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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And now for something slightly different, 16 May 2012
Author: Quebec_Dragon from Canada

This British horror film is unusual in a few aspects. It starts by showing the end (or is it?) of the story. It has the main character, Nick, as a narrator, who's more often a commentator who hits the pause button (freeze-frame) when he makes a comment. Nick is considered criminally insane because of the way his lover died 4 years ago in an abandoned asylum, but Nick insists it was due to supernatural causes (involving a weird chair). Early in the film, Nick admits he can be the only one who did it although he doesn't remember doing it. An old professor, his assistant and two students have the "genius" idea to bring back the supposedly criminally insane Nick to the asylum where the murder was committed, to study him. Right there, I had a problem believing such a dumb idea could actually happen.

The "devil's chair" in the abandoned asylum is a sinister-looking chair with a skull, initially inoffensive, which "probes" people (creepiest effects of the movie) before shunting them off to another version of the asylum with a demon-skulled tentacled monster roaming. I thought sometimes it looked freakish, sometimes amateurish. The acting was unequal, but I think it might have been intentional. The pompous old professor was atrocious in his line delivery. The main character/narrator was actually good playing it serious, troubled, intense, sometimes mean, channelling Jason Statham. The others were OK, except the brown-haired assistant that was also bad, but nowhere near the level of the professor. There were jarring changes in the tone of the movie with the main character actually admonishing the viewer once. The "normal" version of the asylum was undermined by the irrational, sometimes corny, behaviour of the characters, which in a way got eventually explained. The "other" version of the asylum was sometimes unnerving with interesting cinematography.

However, it's the last act (last 20 minutes or so) that was really horrifying with its final twist that I liked but that might frustrate others. For low-budget horror, it does try to be somewhat different but ends up a mixed-bag. I wondered what messages the creators were trying to convey if anything. One of them might be that the true horror doesn't lie in supernatural shenanigans but in the human psyche. Another might be simply what the main character spews out angrily at the viewer near the end. I don't think I particularly liked this movie, but I found it positively peculiar nevertheless.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (Good)

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